Bertie Miller is a member of the Class of 2014 at St. Andrew’s. In 2018, Bertie graduated from Williams College with a double major in geosciences and studio art. She specialized in climate science and conceptual art. She has done geoscience research in Alaska, the Bering Sea, Iceland, and Greenland. Bertie was awarded the 2018 Lauren Interess Fellowship in geosciences to go to the Aleutian Island arc. At Williams, Bertie was a four-year varsity member and captain of the women’s crew team. She was an all-NESCAC rower, a three time NCAA medalist, and won gold in the 2017 NCAA 1V Division 3 championship.
After graduating, Bertie joined the Juneau Icefield Research Program and conducted glacial geophysics research while living on the ice. She trained in crevasse rescue and mountaineering methods. Bertie went on to work as a barista before moving to the UK, where she worked as a Polar Logistics operative for the British Antarctic Survey. She also worked on the Juneau Icefield Research Program’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion steering committee. Bertie’s work and contributions have been published and presented at the American Geophysical Union conference in 2017, 2018, and 2021.
At St. Andrew’s, Bertie teaches environmental science, serves as the sustainability coordinator, and is the dorm parent for IV Form students on Upper Moss. She is also the faculty advisor to the Environmental Stewards and the LGBTQ+ affinity group. In her free time, Bertie enjoys skateboarding, cooking, making video art, and going on hikes with her partner, Erin, and their dog, Ernie.