Offshore Wind Scientist

Dr. Becca Fuchs works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is helping the U.S. with the energy transition by focusing on offshore wind development. She has a background in Arctic climate science and Arctic fieldwork, and a PhD on sea ice. Although Becca is from San Diego, she has spent 15 years abroad, with the exception of roughly 3 years in Fairbanks, Alaska to do her PhD. Each of her degrees are from separate countries, with BSc from McGill, Montreal, Canada, an MSc from School of Integrated Climate System Sciences and the Sea Ice group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, and two postdocs also in Arctic research groups at University of Reading, England and Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam, Germany. Although she has been an Arctic climate scientist for years, she wanted to make more of a practical impact in solving the climate crisis and now decided to switch into renewable energy work. Becca is an ultrarunner, swimmer, and horseback rider.


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