Elizabeth H. Case

I'm Elizabeth Case. I'm a scientist, writer, artist, and educator. Currently I'm working on my PhD at Columbia University and the Lamont-Dohety Earth Observatory under the guidance of Jonny Kingslake. I use phase-sensitive radar to study firn compaction and englacial processes. I am the co-founder of Cycle for Science, a program that trains early career scientists to create hands-on curriculum for K-12 students. My writing and audio work has been published in Scientific American, the State of the Planet, and more.

Fields of Interest

Glaciology, ice deformation, firn processes, polar geophysics, environmental writing, environmental art


  • M.A. Earth and Environmental Science, Columbia University (2019)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University (2017)
  • B.S. Physics, University of California, Los Angeles (2014)

Honors & Awards

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-2021)
  • AGU Centennial Grant (2019)
  • AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award (2019)
  • SHIFT Emerging Leader (2016)
  • California News Publisher's Association - First place in Enterprise News Series (2016)
  • AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow (2013) at The Oregonian