Mia Bennett is pursuing an MPhil in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute as a Gates Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles with degrees in Political Science and European Studies and minors in Geospatial Information Systems & Technology, Scandinavian, and French. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at Lund University in Sweden and Sciences Po in Paris, France. Mia also interned for the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
She examines how climate change is reshaping the geopolitics of the Arctic through an investigation of transportation and trade networks, governance, and natural resource development. Her masters dissertation will investigate the extent of an Asian-Arctic region. Mia's work has appeared in ReNew Canada, Water Canada, FACTA, and Baltic Rim Economies, among other publications.
She speaks French, Swedish, and is learning Russian.
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