Faculty and Partners

CARPE NRT Faculty & Staff leadership Team

CARPE Partners

Denise Pouliot

Denise Pouliot

Sag8moskwa of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People
Charina Knutson

Charina Knutson

Linnaeus University
Board member of Gaaltije
Elena Sparrow

Elena Sparrow 

Education and Outreach Director & 
Research Professor
International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks


Paul Pouliot

Paul Pouliot

Sag8mo of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People
Jerker Bexelius

Jerker Bexelius

Chair of South-Sámi foundation Gaaltije
Katie Spellman

Katie Spellman

Research Assistant Professor
International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks



CARPE NRT Evaluators

Mariko Chang

Mariko Chang Consulting, Inc. 
Boston, MA

Sadie Davis
Sadie J. Davis Consulting LLC

CARPE Advisory Board



Dr. Maurice Crawford

Associate Professor of Fish Ecology in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Current HBCU partner on CLOSES-GAP (Varner PI) to support recruiting, retaining and supporting URM students in marine and Earth sciences.

Dr. Susan Kaplan

Director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center at Bowdoin College in Maine. Arctic anthropologist/archaeologist whose work deals with collaborations with paleoenvironmental researchers investigating how prehistoric and historic Inuit adapted to environmental changes and contact with the west.

David Kennedy

Current commissioner of the US Arctic Commission; 50 yrs experience and leadership in science, research, environmental management, and development of legislation and national initiatives. Currently a Global Fellow of the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and former Research Facilities Dir. of UAF Geophysical Institute.

Prof. Nina Kirchner

Prof. of glaciology at Stockholm University and Dir. of research at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research and Director of Tarfala Research Station in Sweden. Her research expertise is in ice dynamics at marine ice margins, marine geophysical mapping, marine glacial geology and paleoglaciology, with special focus on the Arctic.

Dr. Rachel Thiet

Director of Conservation Biology in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at Antioch Univ. New England. Her teaching expertise applies an interdisciplinary approach to training grad students for careers in solving real-world environmental problems; research includes coastal restoration, sediment and soil ecology, and biogeochemistry.

Dr. Simone Whitecloud

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Research Ecologist at the Cold Regions Research Laboratory. Arctic ecologist studying the link between plants and Indigenous communities in Greenland.

Indigenous Collaborators

Gaaltije Foundation 


Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet)
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN)
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
USGS Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)
New England Arctic Network (NEAN)
International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Education and Outreach office (UAF)
Climate Impacts Research Centre, Umeå University