Dr. Diane Stanitski, the keynote speaker for GREAT Day 2022, graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1989 with a double major in Geography and Communications while also spending four years on the intercollegiate women's soccer team as a Geneseo Knight. Her growing interest in climate led her to graduate school at Arizona State University where she had the opportunity to conduct fieldwork at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet and across the Juneau Icefield in Alaska. She completed her dissertation research along the Colorado River studying the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam on the downstream riparian climate. Diane now serves as Deputy Director of the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML) in Boulder, Colorado, overseeing atmospheric monitoring stations around the world where critical observations are made of greenhouse gasses and other important atmospheric constituents. Her career has taken her to more than 40 countries across six continents. Diane has co authored five children's science books and enjoys traveling, sailing, cycling, ham radio, and volunteering in her church and community.
"An Interview with Diane Stanitski,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2022, Article 1.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2022/iss1/1