H Jay Zwally

ESSIC/UMCP & NASA/GSFC, Code 615

Pathway from a PA Dutch (Swiss) farming family in Lancaster Co Pennsylvania, a 3-room 8-grade school house, teenage coal and oil truck driver and auto mechanic, poker player, aero-mechanical engineer, space physicist, internationally known glaciologist/climate scientist, and avid snow skier and koi farmer?? The challenges, opportunities, obstacles, and successes including scientific and leadership contributions as NSF Program Manager for Glaciology and Remote Sensing and Goddard scientist including establishment of cryospheric research program and ICESat missions.