Ken Mankoff is a PhD. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He studies the cryosphere, focusing on ice and ocean interactions nearby and underneath ice shelves and glaciers, using observational fieldwork, remote sensing, and modeling.
In the past he has worked with climate models at the Columbia University NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth and Mars observing spacecraft at the University of Colorado Boulder Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and competed in the astronaut selection process.
He speaks publicly about his research and audiences have included scientists at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, business leaders at the United Nations, and students in New York City.
He hold a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.