Stefanie Mack, PhD
I'm a planner with a love for data analysis. I hate setting goals, as I fear they may limit my choices and possibilities. I make decisions quickly and confidently, but put them off until the last minute so I never miss an opportunity. Surprises are the worst - I prefer to have all the information possible about any subject I'm diving into, from job opportunities to memorizing directions to lifestyle choices. I completely enjoyed my one-time three week research experience at sea, but prefer to do my work with the aid of a computer - analyzing data or running models. One of my best talents is appearing as a normal, non-scientist person, and explaining science concepts to anyone. I make good use of this skill in my blog.
I'm currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, working on regional ocean models of Antarctic Shelf Seas with a focus on ocean-ice shelf interactions.