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Alie Lepp

Ph.D. (Simkins)

Alie came to UVA after earning her BS in Geology from Georgia State University (2014) and her MS in Earth and Environmental Science from Montclair State University (2018). Her research interests broadly focus on glacial geology, sedimentology, and geomorphology, and her MS work involved Antarctic paleoclimate reconstruction across the Eocene-Oligocene Transition. Alie also developed an interest in climate policy during an internship with the United Nations Environment Programme in 2018. She joined the Ice & Ocean Group under Dr. Simkins in 2019, where her PhD research investigates the meltwater discharge history of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.