Dr. Alexandra Naegele’s research connects climate change with its impacts on society.
Her work at Woodwell Climate combines her background in both climate research and international development. She examines the physical hazards that arise in a changing climate and how they intersect with existing threats in order to inform climate resilience planning.
After completing her B.S. in Environmental Science, Dr. Naegele served in the Peace Corps in rural Morocco where she worked on community-based adaptation to climate change. That work highlighted the need to further bridge the gap between climate science and the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, and led her to pursue a M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Her graduate research focused on the interactions between the hydrologic cycle and cloud radiative effects.