Kimberley Rain Miner
My work focuses on building risk assessment models that combine both data analytics and environmental field methods. I work internationally with diverse scientific teams to predict future risk from climate change, integrating systems analytics and data intelligence in order to build complex multifaceted, multivariate risk models.
My models have been utilized by the US Army and groups at the University of Maine and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, allowing us to assess threats to security, livelihood and infrastructure within the US and abroad. I work to predict where and when the biggest climate impacts will happen, and how we can protect against them
I received my Ph.D. in Earth and Climate Sciences in 2018, while working as a National Science Foundation and Switzer Foundation Fellow, Department of Defense Scholar and Fulbright Fellow. My Ph.D. dissertation developed the first risk assessment model that identified risk from legacy chemicals housed in glaciers and distributed through glacial meltwater. During this period I also served on the Board of Trustees for the Maine University system for 2 years where I successfully campaigned for an statement of inclusivity to be adopted by the system.
I have a M.P.A in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia’s Earth Institute, where I spent two years working with leading scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory while concurrently working with emergency managers at the NYC Office of Emergency Management.
My field research areas include: