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

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

Bailey Mullett (she/her,
M.S. Student, Hydrologic Science & Engineering
Snowfall on ice sheets with GNSS-IR

  • B.S., Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, 2022

Wilson Sauthoff (he/him,
PhD Candidate, 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 Candidate, Department of Geophysics
Ice-ocean interaction, surface deformation

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

Gabriel Thomas (she/her,
M.S. student, Hydrologic Science & Engineering (co-advised with Kamini Singha) 
Groundwater at the poles

  • B.S., Hydrogeology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2021

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

Joanna Millstein (she/her,
Visiting PhD Student, Department of Geophysics
Ice-shelf mechanics and fracture

  • A.B., Earth Science, Dartmouth College, 2017
  • PhD, Glaciology, MIT-WHOI Joint Program, in progress

UnderGraduate students

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

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

Ashleigh Miller (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
Glaciers in the South


Pawson Siegfried
Lead Peanut Butter Taster

Otis (Millstein) Meyer
Pawson’s small friend

Oscar Follingstad
Local Floof

Past Members

Postdoctoral Scholars

Roger Michaelides (2020–2022) – now Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
Shane Grigsby (2019–2020)
– now Research and Development Scientist at National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Graduate StuDents

Kayla Hubbard (2020–2021) – now Science Assistant in the Arctic Sciences Section at National Science Foundation
Jared Klemm (2020–2021)
– now Software Engineer II at Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Undergraduate Students

Michael Field (Geophysics, 2022) – post-Mines step: PhD student at University of Florida
Rebecca Prentice (Geophysics, 2022) – post-Mines step: MS student at Stanford University
Matthew Oleszko (Geophysics, 2021) – post-Mines step: Radar Processing Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation
Anna Valentine (Geophysics, 2021) – post-Mines step: Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratry Scientist; PhD student at Dartmouth College
Hannah Haugen (Geophysics, 2021) – post-Mines step: MS student at University of Arizona
Stephanie Holzschuh (Applied Math & Statistics, 2021) – post-Mines step: Data Engineer at Chevron

Visiting Students

Ellie Abrahams, PhD student, University of California Berkeley, Statistical polynya detection, Summer 2022
Sawyer Kaarto
, undergraduate student, Red Rocks Community College, Interpretation of archival radar film, Summer 2022
Eojin Lee
, undergraduate student, Columbia University, Machine learning of coastal Antarctica, Summer 2022
Emma Pearce, PhD student, University of Leeds, Firn structure from seismic full-waveform inversion, Fall 2019