Ben Tiger is a first year PhD student in the MIT-WHOI joint program working with Prof. David McGee. He is broadly interested in tropical paleoclimatology and stable isotope geochemistry. Before coming to MIT, he was an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis majoring in geochemistry and minoring in philosophy. While in Saint Louis, he conducted research reconstructing the paleoenvironment of the high Peruvian Andes using the biogeochemistry of lake sediments. He is excited to explore more of New England, especially the White Mountains of New Hampshire.