Henrietta (Hedy) Edmonds joined the Office of Polar Programs in April 2009 as the Arctic Natural Sciences program director, replacing Jane Dionne, who retired in 2008. Edmonds' appointment is a permanent staff position. In addition to working with Bill Wiseman on the diverse Arctic Natural Sciences program, Edmonds will also manage the Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research.

Edmonds is a marine chemist with research interests in both tracer oceanography and hydrothermal geochemistry. She earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Yale in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in 1997. She did postdoctoral work at the University of Rhode Island and at the Southampton Oceanography Center in the U.K. before joining the faculty at the Department of Marine Science and Marine Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin in 1999.

For more information contact Hedy Edmonds (hedmonds [at] nsf.gov, 703-292-8029).