Olivia Wynne Houck is a Staff Assistant Intern at the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute, where she works on the Arctic Infrastructure Inventory. She is a doctoral student in the History of Architecture at MIT where she concentrates on urban planning and infrastructure, with a focus on economic, and diplomatic policies in Iceland, the U.S., and Sweden. Her interests also include current infrastructure development in the Arctic. She holds an M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia and a postgraduate certificate in Small States Studies from the University of Iceland. She enjoys capoeira and traveling to cold places.