People of Mines Glaciology

The Mines Glaciology Laboratory is a collaboration between faculty, postdoctoral scholars, PhD students, Master’s students, undergraduate students, and community college and high school interns. We explore science questions about the Earth’s cryosphere, from snow in our backyard to lakes under a mile of ice in Antarctica. We also think about how we can apply what we learn on Earth to better understand the cryosphere of other planetary bodies in our solar systems. Although many of people below call our group their primary academic home, we love hosting temporary visitors from across Mines and from institutions around the world join our group as well. 


Matthew R. Siegfried (he/him,
Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics
Affiliated Faculty, Hydrologic Science & Engineering and Humanitarian Geophysics

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2015
  • M.S., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2010
  • A.B., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2008

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Postdoctoral Scholars

Roger J. Michaelides (he/him,
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Geophysics
Permafrost processes, planetary geophysics, InSAR processing

  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Stanford University, 2020
  • B.A., Physics, Cornell University, 2015
  • B.S., Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University, 2015

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Tasha Snow (she/her,
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Geophysics
Ice-ocean interaction, optical remote sensing

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2021
  • M.S., Marine Science, University of South Florida, 2014
  • B.S., Oceanography, University of Washington, 2007

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Graduate students

Wilson Sauthoff (he/him,
PhD Student, Hydrologic Science & Engineering
Ice-sheet hydrology, ice-rock-water interaction

  • M.S., Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016
  • B.S., Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Davis, 2013

Elena Savidge (she/her,
PhD Student, Department of Geophysics 
Ice-ocean interaction, surface deformation

  • B.S., Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria (CAN), 2020

Hannah Verboncoeur (she/they,
PhD Student, Department of Geophysics
Ice-shelf buttressing, ice-ocean interaction

  • B.S., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021

UnderGraduate students

Venezia Follingstad (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
Periglacial surface deformation with InSAR

Stephanie Holzschuh (she/her)
Mines Undergraduate Research Fellow
Department of Applied Math and Statistics
Snow accumulation with GNSS reflectometry

Martis James-ravenell (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
ICESat-2 ground truth over salt flats

Cash Koning (he/him)
Department of Geophysics
Crevasse detection with machine learning

Matthew Oleszko (he/him)
Department of Geophysics
GNSS analysis, glacial stick-slip

Becca Prentice (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
Laser altimetry, ice sheet grounding zones

Anna Valentine (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
Laser altimetry, ice sheet snow accumulation


Pawson Siegfried
Lead Peanut Butter Taster

Westley Klemm
King Sniffer

Miss Kitty Klemm
Resident Floridian

Oscar Follingstad
Local Floof

Past Members

Postdoctoral Scholars

Shane Grigsby (2019-2020) – now Assistant Research Scientist at NASA Goddard/University of Maryland

Graduate StuDents

Jared Klemm (2020-2021) – now Software Engineer II at Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Visiting Students

Emma Pearce, PhD student, University of Leeds, Firn structure from seismic full-waveform inversion, Fall 2019