Project Participants



Carolyn Stwertka

University of Utah


Contact Information:

University of Utah



Carolyn is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah. She recently defended her master’s thesis in Atmospheric Sciences titled “Carbon Dioxide Variability with the Urban Salt Lake Valley: An Observational and Modeling Study.†Her thesis was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 Think Globally Learn Locally (TGLL) program at the University of Utah. This NSF GK-12 fellowship allowed Carolyn to become heavily involved in science education, outreach, and multi-disciplinary networking, which she will continue to passionately pursue throughout her career. <p> In addition to modeling, Carolyn is very interested in being involved in field programs to enhance her understanding of the physical environment. She has designed and implemented field programs to study quasi-vertical CO2 variability in the Wasatch Mountain Range and in the Cordillera Blanca Range in Peru. She is a lead scientist in the American Alpine Club’s newly formed Climber Scientist Program. In her spare time, she enjoys forecasting, digging avalanche pits, skiing on and off piste, ski-jouring with her amazing dog, mountain biking, climbing, analyzing clouds, and windsurfing.</p>


iUTAH Involvement:

iUTAH Team Memberships:
Graduate Research Assistant, RFA1