University of Alaska Fairbanks
Kate Hedström has been living in Fairbanks, Alaska since 2001, where she works at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. She received her BA in Physics at UCSD and stayed on for a PhD at Scripps. She became interested in the ocean by living near it in San Diego and also through Myrl Hendershot's introductory physical oceanography class. She has been working with numerical models of the ocean since she left Scripps, especially those in the ROMS family. Her current focus of interest are the waters off Alaska including sea ice, tides, and ecosystem dynamics.