T.J. Fudge studies glaciers and past climate focusing on Antarctic ice cores. He grew up on a small island in California and is drawn to questions about how climate change will impact sea level. Fudge looks at records from the past decades to thousands of years ago that are stored in the ice sheet to understand how our climate system and ice sheets evolve. He chooses to work at the University of Washington because of great colleagues and students and the amazing natural laboratory that is Washington state.