Professor Dusty Schroeder will share his experiences and insights about the academic life to PhD students and postdocs who are pursuing academic positions. He is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics and (by courtesy) of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and is a Faculty Affiliate with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. His research focuses on observing and understanding the role that subglacial water plays in the evolution and stability of continental ice sheets and their contribution to the rate of sea level rise. He also works on the development, use, and analysis of geophysical radar remote sensing systems that are optimized to observe hypothesis-specific phenomena. His research group aspires to approaches problems from both an earth system science and radar system engineering perspective. He is a science team member on the REASON instrument on NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission, leads the passive sounding working group for the RIME instrument on ESA's JUICE mission, and is a science team member for the Mini-RF instrument on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. He also participated in three Antarctic field seasons with the ICECAP project and NASA’s Operation Ice Bridge as a radar engineer and operator. Professor Schroeder received a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Bucknell University (2007), and his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin (2014). After his PhD he worked as a Radar Systems Engineer for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In 2016 he came to Stanford University as an Assistant Professor of Geophysics. Lunch will be provided.