Margaret (Margie) Winslow
Margaret Winslow is a field geologist with over thirty years of field experience in Alaska, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica, and the Caribbean. Originally from Huntington, New York, she lives in the lower Hudson valley of New York with her oceanographer husband, Joe Stennett. Caleb boards nearby with horses and ponies, where he continues to steal the show every day.
Dr. Winslow encountered many barriers in the essentially all-male world of field geology in the 1970s. Her thesis project was to map the rock exposures around the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. As a young woman attempting to hike and camp out during the Pinochet era in Chile, she experienced many misadventures she later incorporated into her award-winning memoirs and lecture series.
She earned a B.S cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A., M. Phil., and PhD in Geological Sciences from Columbia University and has published over thirty papers in international scientific journals. She is Professor Emerita of Earth Sciences at the City College of New York. Her National Geographic-funded fieldwork on earthquake hazards and archaeological settlement patterns in Alaska and Chile is featured in the internationally broadcast, award-winning PBS series “Fire on the Rim.”
She is an experienced public speaker and has been interviewed by NPR’s “West Coast Live,” CBS News Radio, WABC Eyewitness News, and by The Journal News. During half-hour interviews on Napa TV in 2015 and 2016, she discussed her travel memoirs, Over My Head: Journeys in Leaky Boats from the Strait of Magellan to Cape Horn and Beyond (2012), and The Cusp of Dreadfulness (2016). In 2018, she was interviewed by the Scott Polar Research Institute of Cambridge University for their upcoming “Women in Antarctica” series. She was interviewed by Bonnie Graham’s radio program, “Read My Lips Radio” (04/30/18) regarding her journey toward becoming a geologist and author as well as her adventures in remote regions.