r. Mercer focuses primarily on infrastructure, facilities, and operations to support scientific research in Greenland. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO).
Dr. Mercer has been leading projects in remote locations for nearly two decades and has conducted research on all seven continents, as well as on four ocean research vessels. She previously served as a program manager for polar engineering, facilities and operations at the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL).
She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Physical Science from Black Hills State University and a doctorate in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College.