Ms. Tiffany Widholz is studying the occurrence of abrupt landscape changes in the Siberian Arctic, with a focus on gas emission craters and permafrost thaw slumps. Her interest in this research is motivated by gas emission craters being a relatively new phenomenon, with much to be learned about their formation and the impacts they will have not only on the Arctic, but on a global scale as well. She hopes this type of research will influence recognition of how rapidly the Arctic is changing due to the warming climate and how important it is to continue this work.
Ms. Windholz intends to pursue graduate school after completing her environmental science undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University, expected in 2022. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing upcycled clothing, using recycled materials to create new items.