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Email: whyana at

Office: Mitchell Hall 214

B.S., Geology, Occidental College, 2016
M.S., Geological Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill, 2019
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill, current

I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky in the Global Hydrology Lab.  Research interests include remote sensing, Arctic hydrology, and geoscience education

Apart from my research, I enjoy partner dancing, biking, and spending time with friends and family.


Dolan, W., V.H. Payne, S.S. Kulawik., and K..W. Bowman (2016), Satellite observations of ethylene (C2H4) from the Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer: A scoping study,  Atmospheric Environment, 141, 388-393, doi:

Conference abstracts

Dolan, W., T. Pavelsky, S. Zhang, X. Yang (2018), Eighteen-year Changes in Ice Breakup and Freeze-up on Canadian and Alaskan Rivers Wider Than 150 m Using MODIS Imagery, Abstract C43C-1783 presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Washington D.C., 10-14 Dec.
Dolan, W., T. Pavelsky, S. Zhang, X. Yang (2018), Eighteen-year MODIS detection of ice breakup on Alaskan rivers wider than 150 m, Abstract presented at 15th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium, Potsdam, Germany, 10-14 Sept.
Dolan, W., V.H. Payne, S.S. Kulawik., and K..W. Bowman (2015), Satellite Observations of Ethylene. Presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.

Education experience

Water in Our World (GEOL324) Teaching Assistant, Fall 2019

WinSPIRE – a summer research program for young women & non-binary high-school students

  • Co-President (Fall 2020-present)
  • Mentor coordinator (Fall 2019- Fall 2020)
  • Mentor (Summer 2019)

NC Science IMPACTS program graduate, 2019-2020