Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Cryosphere Hazards Specialist
Katreen Wikstrom Jones joined the AAIC Executive Board in the spring of 2017. Katreen works for the State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Cryosphere as a Hazards Specialist based in Fairbanks. She has previous experience in avalanche forecasting (Valdez Avalanche Center) and education (Alaska Pacific University, Backcountry Babes and AIARE.) She graduated from APU with research in avalanche dynamics.
Katreen says she believes strongly in collaboration and hopes to build stronger bridges between the science community, avalanche centers, state agencies and private corporations, and the public, by providing her daily experience working for the State of Alaska and conducting avalanche-related research along with her experience in the avalanche community as well as her own personal interests in recreating in the backcountry. Katreen served for two years as the Board Secretary before taking the position of Treasurer in January 2019.