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Antarctica, At the Bottom of the Earth: Cara Sucher


For the past 16 years, Cara Sucher has been the manager of science and technology labs at various stations in the most untouched region on the planet. She will share her experiences, joys, work and her beautiful photography.

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Speak Biography

Cara Sucher, a native Long Islander, earned her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and a graduate degree in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. She made her first trip to the Antarctic as a 2nd year graduate student, where she spent time conducting field work at Vostok Station, a Russian research station in the Antarctic interior and in the Ross Sea aboard the icebreaker, RVIB Nathanial B Palmer (NBP). After completing her degree, Cara spent two years in Washington, D.C. working first for the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the interagency US Global Change Research Program and then for NOAA’s Office of Global Programs.  For the past fifteen or so years, Ms. Sucher has worked for various logistical contractors in support of the NSF’s US Antarctic Program (USAP) and has spent many, many months at both Palmer and McMurdo Stations as well as on both USAP-owned research vessels, the NBP and the ASRV Laurence M Gould. Cara is currently the manager of Science Planning, a team of people who assist the NSF in determining the resource requirements and logistical needs necessary to support USAP science at all three US research stations, on both ships, and in various deep field locations across the continent. Ms. Sucher resides in Washington D.C.

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