We have a diverse team based all over North America.
Katharine Hayhoe, PhD
CEO and Senior Scientist
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who specializes in quantifying the impacts of climate change at the local to regional scale. Her areas of expertise include historical trend analysis, global climate model evaluation, statistical downscaling, and climate impact analysis. She received her B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Toronto and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Josette Chen, PhD
Josette Chen is the project manager of the group. She ensures that deadlines don't fall off the edge of the earth and finds cracks to fill in the system. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from Duke University. She has worked in an academic setting and as an editor and writer for Nature magazine.
Anne Stoner, PhD
Anne Stoner is an atmospheric scientist specialized in statistical downscaling methods and generating high-resolution future climate projections based on global climate models. The climate projections she generates are often used for further research in a wide variety of fields ranging from agriculture to engineering projects. She received her B.Sc. at Aarhus University in Denmark, majoring in geophysics, and her Master's and Ph.D. at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Christy Hayhoe is the group's editor and educational writer. She smooths out the rough edges of documents for publication, writes climate educational material, and answers general science-related inquiries. She received her Hon. B.Sc. in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and has worked as a science writer and editor since 1999.
Laura James is the administrator of the group. She manages all paperwork, contracts, and Katharine's travel schedule.
To quantify climate impacts, we often need to understand issues outside of atmospheric sciences. Depending on the project, we can recommend experts in statistics, climatology or human health.