Emily Schwans is a PhD student at Penn State. She is an outlet-glacier modeler focused on processes governing glacial stability. Her interests lie in improving numerical models of the cryosphere to better reflect ongoing changes and forecast future behavior. She also uses models to understand how glacier systems respond to environmental changes. As a member of the GHOST team, Emily uses models to help identify and prioritize field targets. She plans to incorporate collected data into her simulations to better project the evolution of Thwaites Glacier in the context of sea-level rise.