Seminars on Science
Kristy Dahl

Dr. Kristy Dahl is a scientific consultant working for a variety of organizations. Her work primarily involves researching and communicating the impacts of climate change on human society.

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Dr. Dahl (at center) and her colleagues collect sediment cores. ©AMNH

Kristy received her doctorate in paleoclimate from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in 2005. As a paleoclimatologist, Kristy used mud from the bottom of the ocean to reconstruct the climate history of the tropics. Her work focused primarily on understanding how the Indian Monsoon has changed since the last glacial period, about 20,000 years ago, so most of the mud she studied was from the Arabian Sea.

After graduate school, Kristy worked as a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and was invited to participate in Al Gore's Climate Project. She then worked at Rutgers University as the Associate Director of a climate change initiative.

Since 2009, Kristy has lived in San Francisco with her husband and two amazingly curious small children.

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