Hei! My name is Ana Cecilia Peralta Ferriz. I am a physical oceanographer at the University of Washington in Seattle. I earned a Fulbright award to conduct oceanographic research for 9 months (mid-August through mid-May) at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway, with a couple of visits to the University Centre in Svalbard, up in Longyearbyen, Norway.

My husband (Greg) and my son (Evan) join me in this exciting journey. I will be sharing my social, cultural and research adventures in this blog, and will plan to update entries every one or two weeks, both in English and Spanish!

Please note that everything I write here is a product of my own views, my research findings and opinions, and not necessarily those shared by the US-Norway Fulbright Scholar Program or the US Department of State.

Thank you for reading along!