CARPE NRT Faculty & Staff leadership Team


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 Kirchener

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. Terry Shehata

Coordinator of the University of Southern Maine’s (USM) institutional R&D and workforce development capacity building fund, the Maine Economic Improvement Fund, and the Economic Development Officer. Oversees the USM North Atlantic Initiative that has developed partnerships in Iceland and Norway and is currently leading the effort to transform this initiative into the Maine-North Atlantic Institute. UArctic member.

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