Josh Dugat's scientific inquiry began at an early age in central Texas. Inadvertent experiments testing which of the trees on his family's ranch were poison oak or sumac often ended rashly, but led to many years of outdoor exploration, culminating in a degree from the University of Virginia in Environmental Science and Poetry Writing.
Mr. Dugat's love of learning led him to the Crescent City where he currently teaches science to high school scholars at Success at Schwarz Academy. The tenacity and creativity of his students make him excited to come to work each day, and honored to be their ambassador to the Arctic through PolarTREC. He is enthusiastic to explore ecological change as it relates to climate change, and cannot wait to draw parallels between Barrow, Alaska and the Bayou of Louisiana.