About

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.

 

Our Mission

To communicate how our changing climate is impacting people and their communities.

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Leadership Team

Kimberly Duong, PhD

Kimberly Duong, PhD

Executive Director

Kimberly is a water resources engineer based in southern California. She has a MS & PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC Irvine and a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA, with previous roles at the National Academies of Sciences and the University of California Office of the President. See her website for more information.

Sam Geldin

Sam Geldin

Chief Operations Officer

 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 Ong

Justin Ong

Strategic Advisor

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.

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Katharine Poole

Katharine Poole

Fellow

  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 has a Master’s in Climate & Society from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.

Brian Chung

Brian Chung

Associate Editor

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.

Patricia Haigh

Patricia Haigh

Former Associate Editor

Patricia is a former President of Climatepedia’s UC Irvine student chapter. She has a B.S. in Earth System Science and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy. Her research in the Mackey Lab focused on how marine phytoplankton react to global changes of rising temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Angelique Nguyen-Le

Angelique Nguyen-Le

Communications Associate

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.