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Ashley Maloney

About Me

I am pursuing a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography at the University of Washington. My research is focused on understanding past changes in Earth’s climate. I use stable hydrogen isotopes in algal lipids preserved in sediments to determine paleorainfall variations in the tropical Pacific.

I was born in New Orleans and raised in Colorado. In 2005 I completed the co-terminal Master’s program in Earth Systems, Oceans Track at Stanford University. 2005-2010 I worked as a marine science educator in the Chesapeake Bay, Salish Sea, San Francisco Bay, and along the Eastern Seaboard. I also worked as a technician in Antarctica for NOAA’s Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program in 2010 before starting at the University of Washington.

In fall 2012 I joined the University of Washington’s IGERT Program on Ocean Change because it is a unique opportunity for me to be involved with multi-disciplinary research that my normal dissertation work would not otherwise pursue.