Chris Dunn was also a member of the class of 2013. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Geography. During the spring of 2013, Chris worked with Dr. Klaus Bayr and classmate Adam Riffle on a research project focusing on the Pasterze Glacier in Austria. This project, which was funded by NASA, centered on modeling historical data about the retreat of the Pasterze Glacier.
What Chris enjoyed most about this project was studying the extreme physical changes that occurred with this glacier over the years. Chris hopes to visit the Pasterze Glacier in person. According to Chris, “it is one thing to study imagery and maps dating back to 1928 it would be a whole other experience to see it in person.”
Chris was also impacted with working with Dr. Bayr, “the fact that Dr. Bayr has been able to study the Pasterze glacier for decades is fascinating. It truly is inspirational to work with someone who has dedicated a significant portion of his life to the causes and impacts of the retreat of the Pasterze Glacier. I too hope to be able to find a similar passion that I can dedicate my life too.”
Chris’s dream job is to work for the National Parks Service in the Search and Rescue field.