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Julian Sachs

Primary Investigator

Julian Sachs is a Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. He studies paleoclimatology to understand the natural variations in climate that occurred prior to the

Dr. Liz Sikes

Chief Scientist

Liz Sikes is a professor of oceanography at Rutgers University and a paleoceanographer. The unifying theme of her work is carbon cycling. Her main science focus is investigating circulation in

Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo

Chief Outreach Officer

Dr. Adamo standing on a glacier in Switzerland.

Dr. Adamo’s primary role on PUFINS is the organize all the outreach and education activities for this project.  She is excited to work with K-12 educators, graduate students, and an

Ria Sarkar

Outreach Officer

Ria is a graduate student at Rutgers University and is studying how the variations in deepwater formation in the North Atlantic region may have been linked to past climate change

Dr. Natalie Umling

Watch Leader

Natalie is a postdoc at the American Museum of Natural History where she studies how the oceans have responded to past climate change events in order to understand what role

Dr. Amy Wagner

Watch Leader

Amy Wagner is an associate professor and chair of the Geology Department at California State University Sacramento (known as Sac State). Amy uses geochemical techniques to answer questions about past

Stacey Sebert

On-Board Educator

Stacey Sebert is one of the Onboard Educators for PUFINS. She is excited to work onboard, collaborating with the team of scientists, and engaging the public in the science conducted

Alejandra Martinez

On-Board Educator

Alejandra Martinez has taught 7th grade science for 16 years in Eagle Pass, Texas, a small town on the Mexican border. She is a National Geographic Certified Educator and a

Erin Sharpe

On-Board Educator

Mrs. Erin Sharpe has over seventeen years of teaching experience in the New Jersey’s public school system. She has also been an informal educator, and a New Jersey 4-H leader,

David Walker

On-Board Educator

David Walker teaches innovative courses in Earth Science and Organic Chemistry at LASA High School, a public magnet school in Austin, Texas. His favorite thing about teaching is having the