Mackenzie M. Grieman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
I received my BA in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in Chemistry from Pomona College in 2009 and my PhD in Earth System Science from UC Irvine in 2016. My research is focused on using ice cores as tools to investigate past climate and environmental change. My doctoral research involved using chemicals in Arctic ice cores to examine forest fires over the past few thousand years. Prior to becoming a member of the Reed community, I was a Postdoc in the Earth Sciences Department at Cambridge, where I measured chemicals in an Antarctic ice core to investigate the possible contribution of the ice sheet to sea level rise during the Earth’s last warm period. I’m excited to be at Reed, where I teach chemistry and environmental studies courses, including analytical chemistry (CHEM 311), environmental chemistry (CHEM 230), and Intro to Environmental Studies (ENV 200).