Dr. Treharne first became interested in the Arctic region when she traveled to northern Sweden as an undergraduate at the University of Sheffield, UK, where she completed her Master’s in Biological Sciences and Ph.D. Spending several months working in remote regions of the European boreal, sub-Arctic, and High Arctic, she studied extreme climatic events that cause large-scale abrupt vegetation death, and the carbon consequences of those processes. Pursuing an ongoing interest in climate advocacy, Dr. Treharne worked in communication and policy-focused roles before returning to Arctic science and joining Woodwell Climate Research Center.
Dr. Treharne is driven by the urgent need to change the trajectory of global emissions. Still passionate about communicating science and advocating for ambitious climate policies, she has spoken at venues including music festivals, schools, and activist events and gave a TEDx Talk in 2019.