Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj Pena, Valedictorian of the Class of 2003, has gained much acclaim for her work in the field of science, work that has taken her to the furthest reaches of the planet. The graduate of Rice University gained her PhD based on her studies of glacial lakes in the Himalayas. While in Nepal she immersed herself in the culture while educating the locals on their changing climate. This combination of science, adventure, and education lead her to create Science in the Wild in 2016. The company, who’s mantra “Science by the people, for the people,” offers expeditions that combine research, history, and adventure. As the founder and expedition leader of Science in the Wild, Horodyskyj continues her work with climate change while bringing once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the public. Because of this work Men’s Journal featured her as one of the most adventurous women of the last 45 years. Read the article here and find out more about Science in the Wild here.