Focus Advisors

PEI Focus Advisors are individuals who, believing in the mission and purpose of PEI, are volunteering their expertise in leadership, education, research and collaborative projects to further the goals of PEI.

Jenny Baeseman

Dr. Baeseman began her love of the cold growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, USA and has a B.S. in Water Chemistry from the University of WI – Stevens Point, M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Ph.D. also in Civil Engineering with an environmental emphasis from the University of Colorado, and postdoctoral training in Geosciences from Princeton University. Read More

David Carlson

Dave Carlson

Dr. David Carlson directed the International Programme Office for the International Polar Year 2007-2008.  IPY, with more than 50,000 participants from 60 nations, stimulated a wide range of geophysical, biological and social science research at a critical time for polar regions. Read More

Joanna Hubbard

Joanna Hubbard

Joanna Hubbard is a middle school science teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. She earned her A.B. at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and her M.S. at Montana State University at Bozeman in Montana. Her primary interests in the classroom include multi-disciplinary projects and engaging her students in critical analysis & investigations to answer their own questions. Read More

Tom Lane

Tom Lane

When Thomas Lane isn’t skiing he teaches high school earth science, botany, forensics and anatomy and physiology at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, Vermont.  Originally from Chugiak, Alaska, he received an undergraduate degree in General Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and a Masters in Special Education from the University of Vermont.  Read More

Inga May

Inga May

Inga finished her PhD in 2011 at the University of Munich and her thesis is embedded in the ArcticNet program. She studied to which extent it is feasible to detect changes in the state of permafrost by means of remote sensing techniques. The study was done within a strong collaboration with researchers from INRS (Quebec; Canada) and the Laval University (Quebec). Read More

Janet Warburton

Janet Warburton has had a passion for the polar regions for most of her life. Living in Alaska for over 30 years has continued to fuel that passion and her quest to have others learn about the polar regions. She comes from a background of both science and education. She started her career out as a marine mammalogist studying walrus and polar bears which took her all over the Arctic. Read More

Sophie Weeks

Sophie Weeks is an experienced Museum and Gallery Educator based in Cambridge, UK, trained in both the arts & sciences. Sophie attended IPY 2012, Montreal, and helped found PEI. At SPRI, she developed and managed the education programme at the Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge) 2011-2012, Read More