Kelsey Winsor

Kelsey is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. She received her BA in Geology from Smith College in 2007, where she studied the Holocene climate of the Dominican Republic. She then worked as a research assistant in groundwater remediation at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in eastern Washington. Kelsey attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her graduate studies in Geoscience, with a minor in chemistry. There, her research focused on when and why the Greenland Ice Sheet has retreated since the end of the last glacial period. Kelsey has most recently come from a visiting assistant professor position at Colgate University in upstate New York. At UMass Lowell, Kelsey is working with Dr. Kate Swanger, studying the history of buried ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.

Kelsey has taught several courses that integrate the study of climate into Earth history, including: Glacial & Pleistocene Geology, Hydrology & Surficial Geology, Earth Resources, and Megageology. She has also volunteered extensively in K-12 informal science education and plans to continue this work during her time in Lowell.