Hannah Phelps is a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), currently working as a meteorologist at HMAS Albatross. She joined the RAN in 2010 after graduating high School in Darwin, going on to graduate from UNSW ADFA at the end of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and the University Medal in mathematics and statistics. Since then, she has served onboard HMA Ships Childers and Success as a Maritime Warfare Officer. After specialising as a meteorologist, she deployed to Antarctica for the 19/20 summer season, providing forecasting support for the Australian Antarctic Division. With her John Monash Scholarship, Hannah intends to undertake her PhD at the University of British Columbia, focussing on modelling glaciers and their response to climate change. Hannah believes that the development of practical solutions to combat climate change requires accurate predictions of the climate response decades into the future. Hannah will focus her PhD research on a critical subsection of climate modelling with the aim to improve the robustness of our global climate models (GCMs).