Kurt Lindberg is a Geology major at UMass Amherst and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. He is working on a CHC thesis under the guidance of Prof. Isla Castañeda, Prof. Julie Brigham-Grette, and post-doc Dr. Will Daniels reconstructing arctic paleoclimate during the Mid-Pleistocene transition (800-1000ka) using organic biomarker proxies from the Lake El’gygtgyn sediment core samples. He has also assisted with other projects in the Biogeochemistry lab including analyzing samples from paleolake Awash, Ethiopia for PAHs.