Assistant Manager, D19: Taiga and D18: Tundra
Faustine Bernadac has had a passion for the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions since she first discovered Alaska in 2005. She was born and raised in Paris, France, and ended up working as a seasonal employee for the Forest Service in the Kenai Peninsula that summer. She never looked back and decided to permanently move to Alaska in 2008. After working a summer in Barrow as a research assistant and field coordinator on a NSF project looking at the impact of tundra warming on the carbon fluxes, she started her carrier working in science support and logistics for the US Arctic Program. For 6 years, she managed numerous science projects, in Barrow, remote Alaska, as well as in Greenland, Svalbard, Russia, and ice breaker operated research. Faustine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and a MBA. She’s also a certified Project Manager Professional. During her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors, exploring the wilderness with her packraft or rock climbing in the summer and in frigid Alaskan temperatures on skis or ice climbing in the winter. Another of her passion is horse-back riding, and playing “horse-ball”, which she practices any time she gets to go home in France. Faustine Bernadac continues to focus her love of science logistics as the Field Operations Assistant Manager for the Alaska Domains D18 and 19.