Dr. Anders Carlson first began his interest in geology while working as a docent at Burpee Museum in middle school. During the time as their lawn maintenance staff (1996-1998), he received BA’s in Geology and German from Augustana College, IL in 2000, and subsequently a MS in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. Carlson completed his PhD in Geology with a minor in Oceanography at Oregon State University in 2006, and was the 2006-2007 Coastal Processes Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From 2007-2012, Carlson was an assistant and then associate professor of Glacial Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, before starting as an associate professor of High Latitude Studies in the College of Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Studies at Oregon State University. Carlson led the international-intergovernmental research group on PALeo constraints on SEA level change (PALSEA) 2013-2017 that is funded by PAGES (Past Global Changes, a subsidiary of Future Earth) and INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research). He served on the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Science Evaluation Panel as a U.S. representative 2014-2017, the marine processes representative to AMQUA (American Quaternary Association) 2014-2018, and the Geological Society of American Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology (QGG) panelist for marine processes 2015-2017. He is the vice president of Coastal and Marine Processes of INQUA and member of the U.S. Committee of the National Academies of Sciences for the study of the Quaternary. Carlson works on the past history of ice sheets and their response to climate change, as well as their effects on sea-level and climate change.