Dr. Kelly Klima is a Research Scientist at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy of Carnegie Mellon University focusing on climate, extreme weather, energy, communications, and outreach. She has published several journal articles and won multiple speaking awards including the AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award. She is an active member of 10 professional societies, and serves on the American Geophysical Union Executive Council and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association Board of Directors. In addition to research, Dr. Klima founded SUCCEED: The Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environment Decision-Making, a 5-day program designed to complement what 9th grade students have studied in school and provide them with opportunities to expand their understanding of energy, the environment, and how those relate to climate change.
Dr. Klima has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy (CMU), an M.S. in Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Science (MIT), an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MIT), and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Caltech).