Earth & Environmental Sciences

Spotlight: Dana Naldrett

Spotlight: Dana Naldrett

Why did you become a scientist?
Starting at a very young age, I was fascinated by what scientists could do, where they traveled, and what they contributed to society. My career teaching and researching at university and working as a consultant has just confirmed what I always thought about being a scientist.

What have you been doing in your job most recently?
Looking at floods in the Calgary area and investigating creosote pollution with MRU students and a U of C colleague.

What kind of research do you do?
Applied research dealing with floods, slope failures and other geologic hazards.

What is the coolest thing about your work/research?
Travel to Scandinavia to observe how melting glaciers drained into the North Atlantic Ocean and changed global climate approximately 9,000 years ago.

What excites you about your work?
Definitely interacting with students and passing along my passion for what I teach.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of a career in science?
Definitely pursue it! The world is full of interesting things to do- all you have to do is find a way of getting more involved the way you want to.