HEIDI CULLEN, PH.D.
Chief Climatologist for Climate Central, Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania
- B.A in Industrial Engineering – Columbia University
- Ph.D. in Climatology and Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
WHY HEIDI CULLEN, PH.D. IS INVOLVED
If we don’t like the long-term climate forecast of a hotter, more extreme world – we can change it. We can choose to be smarter about the way we use energy, manage our natural resources and grow our food. We know how to protect our climate and slow the damage that has been done.
Before joining Climate Central, where she reports on climate and energy issues, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, a weekly television series focused on issues related to climate change and the environment.
Prior to that Dr. Cullen worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. She received the NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellowship and spent two years at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society working to apply long-range climate forecasts to the water resources sector in Brazil and Paraguay.