Research Assistant, Professor of Climate Science, University of Maine

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Believe in your ideas and questions.

Dr. Kimberley R. Miner

What do you do?

I look at ways the climate will change in the future and how it can affect people, ecosystems and our way of life.

Why did you choose this field?

I adore the wilderness and think that preserving the integrity of the world's ecosystems is critical. I am also very good at forecasting risks and can combine these two passions to develop important insights into the future.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Going directly from a college degree into higher education and teaching.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love solving problems and I wake up every day ready to explore new ideas and collaborate with others.

Best advice for next generation?

Believe in your ideas and questions. Sometimes it's the most simple questions that lead to the biggest breakthroughs!

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“If she can see it, then she can be it.”

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