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 simply communicate how our changing climate impacts people and communities.

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

Gianna Lum

Gianna 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 United States. 

Justin Ong

Justin works at an energy policy organization in Washington DC. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University and dual degrees in Economics and Environmental Science from UCLA. 

Kimberly Duong

Kimberly 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. 

Sam Geldin

Sam 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.