Will Kochtitzky, Earth Sciences


Will Kochtitzky '16, Baird Sustainability Fellow

Will Kochtitzky '16

Will Kochtitzky is an Earth Sciences major from Nashville, TN. During his four years at Dickinson he has focused on the science of climate change. This led him to his capstone thesis about the ice cap of the Nevado Coropuna volcanic complex in southern Peru. After completing a field season during the summer of 2015, Will classified glacierized area on the ice cap to show that the glaciers are shrinking at one third the rate previously thought. This is changing the way Peruvians are adapting to climate change by better understanding water loss rates. This project has inspired Will to continue studying glaciology and the climate system.

At Dickinson, Will fostered his passion for environmental sustainability through working at the College Farm and Center for Sustainability Education, living in the Treehouse, and volunteering with the Outing Club and Dickinson Sustainable Investment Group. Will considers these experiences essential to his time at Dickinson because it has helped him grow his passion for sustainability academically and extracurricularly. Most of all, Will loves spending time outdoors with friends while skiing, climbing, and hiking.