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Sarah Kapnick

Climate Scientist

Dr. Sarah Kapnick is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. She is an expert on hydroclimate change and variability. Much of her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms controlling extreme storms and mountain snowpack. Dr. Kapnick’s research utilizes “big data” from both observations and models to better understand how the climate system has varied in the past, and what we should expect in the future. Her work has been published both in academic journals and government reports and has been featured in various media outlets, including The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, and Refinery29.com. Dr. Kapnick received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Mathematics with a Certificate in Finance and her Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.