Joy von Wolffersdorff earned her M.F.A. in Art from California State University Los Angeles, her B.F.A. in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California and her B.A. in Studio Art from University of California Davis. She has been a member of the Art Department Faculty in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication since 1985 and is currently the Area Head for Drawing. Her Research Fellow Project is titled: “26 Glaciers”. It is an extension of her 2009 Sabbatical work which was based on the effect that climate change is having on glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana USA and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada from an artist’s perspective. This project will link artists around the world with sites specifically selected by scientists working on climate change. The scientists will select locations that they believe will be severely effected by climate change. Artists will be invited to document these locations over a ten-year span of time.