Kristen Gates ’10 held a standing-room-only crowd in rapt attention Jan. 16 talking in Maine about her advocacy work on behalf of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Gates talked about her trips through the refuge and to Gwich’in villages to interview native peoples working to defend ANWR. * Musher Blair Braverman ’11 completed her first Iditarod in March, and her social media presence attracted mainstream media attention. NPR, Vogue magazine, and NBC’s Today show all ran pieces by or about Braverman. * Greta Wells ’11 was awarded a Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research grant to study in Iceland, where she’ll investigate a series of glacial lake outburst floods (jökulhlaups) that drained from the Kjölur region in Iceland at the end of the last ice age. Wells is pursuing a Ph.D. in geography at the University of Texas at Austin. * Park City Magazine included Garth Franklin ’13 in a story about furniture makers. His custom pieces reflect “hallmarks of his work: subdued design, careful proportion, and visible joinery statements,” the magazine wrote. * Alpine skier Jim Ryan ’14 was included in the 2018 Warren Miller film The Face of Winter. He’s also a featured athlete with a Q&A and short video about his skiing career on warrenmiller.com. * Samantha Lovell ’16 coauthored a paper published in the journal Oryx. “Shifted baselines and the policy placebo effect in conservation” is based on Lovell’s senior honors thesis and aims to understand how island communities perceive long-term and recent ecosystem degradation and recovery.