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.
To communicate how our changing climate is impacting people and their communities.
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Gianna previously conducted research on climate models at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and on paleoclimate at UC Irvine. She has a BS in Earth System Science and BA in Urban Studies from UC Irvine. She is a Master’s student in the Climate & Society program at Columbia University.
Kimberly Duong, PhD
Kimberly is a civil engineer in water resource management based in Los Angeles, California. She has a MS & PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC Irvine and a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA. Her expertise is in urban drought, recycled water, and water conservation policy. Previously, she’s worked at the National Academies of Sciences, as well as the University of California Office of the President. See her website for more info.
Director, Strategic Development
Sam is a PhD student in urban planning at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on urban climate resilience. He holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Previously, he’s worked on climate adaptation issues in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
Justin works at an energy policy organization in Washington DC, focusing on how advanced clean energy technologies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management with a focus on energy from Duke University.
Alexandra (Rosie) Rinaldi
Rosie is passionate about social justice advocacy, political ecology, and sustainable development in urban environments. She worked on public relations for a local environmental education nonprofit in her hometown. She is a Master’s student in the Climate & Society program at Columbia University.
Brian is President of the UC Irvine student chapter of Climatepedia. He studies Earth System Science at UC Irvine and his research focus is in microbial decomposition. His interests include terrestrial ecology, urban planning, climate policy, and climate communications.
John has a background in political science & marine science, various solar non-profits, and the U.N. Youth Corps. He is dedicated to bridging the gap between scientific research and sustainable action. He is a Master’s student in the Climate & Society program at Columbia University.
Katharine studies the intersection of global issues such as the climate crisis and social inequality on localized scales, focusing primarily on the state of Louisiana. She is a Master’s student in the Climate & Society program at Columbia University. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.
Maitrayee has worked in the GIS field for City of Austin and Columbia Water Center, volunteered at the Rainforest Partnership, and is currently dedicating her time with Red Cross Crescent. She is a Master’s student in the Climate & Society program at Columbia University.
Tarynn specializes in the restoration and protection of ecosystems. Her past experiences include conservation projects on the Channel Islands and climate change research through Earthwatch. She is a master’s student in the Conservation and Restoration Science program at UC Irvine and she has a BA in Environmental Science from UC Irvine.
Angelique has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s in Criminology, Law, and Society from UC Irvine. She specializes in graphic design, social media and external partnerships.