Katie Gavenus

Katie Gavenus
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies; PolarTREC
Role / Position
I will be aboard the Akademik Federov as an educator with the PolarTREC program.
Communications / Outreach, Education,
Akademik Federov Icebreaker,
My tasks on MOSAiC
see my role as soaking up as much knowledge and experience as I can,. I will be connecting learners of all ages and backgrounds with this amazing expedition, creating hands-on activities to support learning about Arctic science, and inspiring curiosity. I work as an environmental educator with students and teachers, so am especially excited to share all sorts of stories with them! While on the Federov, I will also be involved in presenting to and providing peer feedback/mentoring to MOSAiC School students.
My biggest challenge
I expect major challenges -- I just don't know what they are yet!
I am most excited about
I have never been on an icebreaker in the Arctic, and I have only seen sea ice from a distance. I'm excited about being able to experience it all, and also very excited about the ground-breaking science research that this expedition will support.