I work to understand low-frequency climate variability (changes that occur at timescales beyond 10 years or so). This led me to take a deep dive into paleoclimate datasets, which are incredibly varied, complex, and almost devoid of relevant technological solutions. I see my role in EarthCube as connecting paleoclimate data producers and end-users, and connecting paleo data to other relevant data streams and frameworks (e.g. climate model output, instrumental data, archeological data, paleobiological data). I also want to ensure that EarthCube supports increased scientific capabilities, and commit to writing and sharing public codes to build capacity on the study past climates.