University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 755910
Fairbanks , Alaska 99775-5910
Phone: (907) 474-5663 | Fax: (907) 474-5475 | e-mail: email@example.com
Daisy earned her BS in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and worked as a mechanical designer in the Silicon Valley during the heady years of the dot com explosion. In the meantime, she earned her MS in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University, utlizing their "early bird" program that offered coursework from 7 to 9 a.m., allowing her to continue to pursue her career full-time. Her MS adviser was one of the first women to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering, and she encouraged Daisy to pursue her PhD some day. When what later came to be known as the "dot com bubble" popped, Daisy thought it was a good time to do this, and try a new geographical location to boot.
This brought her to UAF in 2007, and becoming interested in energy issues became a natural fit. Living in a dry cabin in a city with one of the highest heating requirements and highest costs of energy in the world made Daisy keenly aware of the need to use technology to increase energy efficiency and to develop local renewable energy sources. Daisy is happy to work on the forefront of renewable energy research in the challenging arctic environment. In her copious spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, backpacking, gardening, cooking, eating, reading, and hanging out with her retired sled dogs, who have recently become the beneficiaries of a new cabin policy change and are allowed on the couch.