How Dr Fuentes Started Working in the Arctic

Video Shot in: 2024

Dr. Jose Fuentes shares his journey into Arctic research, revealing that his interest in climate science dates back to the 1980s when he studied the deposition of pollutants into forested ecosystems during his PhD. After joining Environment Canada, he became connected to Arctic research through colleagues who made significant discoveries in the region. Inspired by his undergraduate advisor’s prediction that he would excel in teaching, Jose sought teaching positions, eventually coming to the United States. It was through connections with colleagues like Paul Shepson and Yan Bottenheim that Jose became involved in Arctic research expeditions, starting with a polar experiment in May 2000. Since then, he has continued to contribute to Arctic research.