Our History

Climatepedia is a nonprofit organization created by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) students. The organization continues to be run by students and alumni from universities 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. All funding is used toward website fees, web development, and marketing materials. As such, the website does not pay a salary to or profit any involved members.

Our Mission

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

For Students

Climatepedia continues to be run by current students and alumni to provide educational resources on climate change. Get involved by enrolling in our online climate literacy course, joining the UC Irvine student chapter, or by helping expand the Tyndall Petition network.

Leadership Team

Kimberly Duong

Chief Scientist

Kimberly is a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering at UC Irvine, working in the interdisciplinary fields of hydrology, water resources, and science policy. She is a Voices for Science Advocate for the American Geophysical Union and a 2018 Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She also founded the Climatepedia Student Certificate Program and the UC Irvine student chapter.

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 an undergraduate student in Earth System Science and Urban Studies at UC Irvine. Her research focuses on paleoclimatology, the study of past climates. She founded the Climate Memes outreach project, manages the Climatepedia Student Certificate Program, and organizes climate change panels to educate the public.