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Twila A Moon


Dr. Twila Moon is a Research Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on contemporary ice sheet behavior, ice-ocean interaction, and connections across ice, climate, and ecosystems. She is also interested in the implications of change for people, economies, and coastal change, and deeply involved in science communication to decision makers, media, and the public. Dr. Moon has a BS in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University, MS and PhD in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington, and held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oregon and a CIRES Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado. She was also previously a faculty member at the University of Bristol School of Geographical Sciences and Bristol Glaciology Centre. Her research has been published and highlighted in top journals, including Science and Nature, and discussed widely on the media, including NPR, BBC, and the Associated Press. She is also co-founder and co-director of the Wheelhouse Institute, a nonprofit focused on increasing women’s leadership across arts, science, and communication.

Twitter: @twilamoon