Our History

Climatepedia is a nonprofit organization created by university students. The organization continues to be run by a team of students and alumni across the country. Though we come from diverse backgrounds, we are united by the belief that climate change is one of the most important issues of our generation.

Climatepedia obtains funding from various university and nonprofit sources to help cover website fees, web development, and marketing materials. 

Our Mission

To elevate voices on the risks and solutions of Earth’s changing climate.

Get Inolved

Climatepedia continues to be run by current students and alumni to provide educational resources on climate change. Get involved by applying for our online certificate program, joining a student chapter, or by helping expand the reach of our website.

Leadership Team

Kimberly Duong, PhD

Chief Scientist

Kimberly Duong is a civil engineer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. She received her MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Water Resource Management) at UC Irvine and her BS in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA. She founded the UC Irvine student chapter and co-founded the Climatepedia Certificate Program. For more information, visit her website.

Sam Geldin

Communications Director

Sam Geldin is a PhD student in urban planning at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research focus is on urban climate resilience. Previously, he’s worked on climate adaptation issues in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Gianna Lum

Operations Director

Gianna Lum is a Master’s student in Climate & Society at Columbia University. She is a Graduate Research Assistant at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies where she studies paleoclimate (past climate) and drought in the US. She co-founded the Climatepedia Certificate Program in 2017, the Climate Memes outreach project in 2018, and currently manages both.