The Team

Ship Location

NE Pacific Ocean

Kelsey Barnhill

Photo of Kelsey Barnhill
Science/Data Team
Graduate Student
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Tell us about your work / research. What kinds of things do you do?

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

What element of your work / study do you think is the most fascinating?

What other jobs led you to your current career?

What are your degrees and certifications?

Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Geological Sciences with a minor in Marine Science - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2015.

What are your hobbies?

What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a career like yours?

Take any class that sounds interesting to you, even if it seems challenging. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to share your dreams, they are not too big! Once you start telling people about your aspirations, you never know what doors may open or what advice you may get. Don't think its too late to change paths, I didn't consider a career in science until I was 19-years-old. Volunteer and do internships whenever the opportunity arises, as interacting with people in the field you want to go into is extremely beneficial. There is no better way to see what type of job you would most enjoy than to try it out. 

How did you get involved with the Nautilus Exploration Program? How did you get on the ship?