We had the good fortune of connecting with Ulyana Horodyskyj and we’ve shared our conversation.

Hi Ulyana, how do you think about risk?
I believe that risk-taking is necessary in order to pursue and achieve goals. Risk is something constantly on my mind, too, given I am a scientist that works in the mountains and other extreme environments around the world, like the Arctic and Antarctica. There are many objective hazards like unstable weather, potential for rockfall, and even wildlife encounters (polar bears!). Working outdoors has really helped me to develop my judgment: to read the weather and terrain in order to stay safe. Lessons learned outdoors apply to everyday life, too. You stress less when it comes to work because you realize what true stress looks like when faced with life or death situations.