I started this blog quite a while ago to write about my study abroad trip to Argentina while I was still an undergraduate student at Northeastern University. Since then, I’ve worked in Antarctica as a meteorologist and traveled around New Zealand on my first-ever solo trip. Traveling these days is a bit harder with graduate school. Last year I moved to New York and attended Columbia University studying Climate and Society. My latest adventure is living and studying Atmospheric Science in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. There are many adventures I haven’t written about yet and as always there are more that lay ahead, so stay tuned because there is no knowing where in the world I’ll be next.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

-Mark Twain

DSC02623Me at the ceremonial South Pole




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  1. Hi Maddy- Regis just sent me an email about your trip to NZ– ( I used to work at RMI and now split my time between Napa,CA and Christchurch, where my husband John is from) we will be in nz from March 7-19 if you are still there perhaps we can meet — meanwhile I will keep in touch with ideas for you to check out while you are there and if you have any ?? or needs please give me a shout! I’m sure you will love nz as much as we do!
    Take care, Sharon Chappell

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