Brenda L. Hall is Professor of Glacial and Quaternary Geology in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. She is founder and co-director of the University of Maine Cosmogenic Isotope Laboratory and is best-known for her application of interdisciplinary methods to extract information on past climate and ice behavior. She has spent more than 40 field seasons in places such as Greenland, Antarctica, and South America. Her work has led to ~100 scientific papers. Her current work involves the causes of abrupt climate change and ice-age cycles and the stability of ice sheets under warming climates.