Kimberley R. Miner

Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Scientist and Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in California, where she researches and forecasts climate risks. Her research has taken place in the most extreme environments in the world- from Antarctica to Mt. Everest- where her team secured a Guinness World Record for identifying the highest altitude pollutants. Dr. Miner’s research has been highlighted by CBS, the New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, and Sports Illustrated. Before coming to NASA, she worked with the Department of Defense in Washington DC, assessing climate risks to national interests.
Dr. Miner is a Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security and Co-chair of the NASA Interagency Forum on Climate Risks, Impacts, and Adaptation. She is a graduate of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (MPA) and the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute (Ph.D.), where she was a Fulbright, Switzer, and Department of Defense fellow.

Kimberley is a Black belt, certified Wilderness Firefighter and First Responder, and has an awesome rescue dog named Darby.


Field research areas include:



Swiss Alps

Italian Alps

Mt. Everest


More information and media links can be found at


Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater

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