Chief Scientist, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ, USA
Dr. Heidi Cullen serves as Chief Scientist for Climate Central and leads the World Weather Attribution program. Before joining Climate Central, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, a weekly television series focused on issues related to climate change and the environment. Prior to that Dr. Cullen worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. She received the NOAA Climate &; Global Change Fellowship and spent two years at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society working to apply long-range climate forecasts to the water resources sector in Brazil and Paraguay. Dr. Cullen also serves as a member of the AMS Council and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and went on to receive a Ph.D. in climatology and ocean-atmosphere dynamics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Dr. Cullen also serves as Chief Science Advisor for the Years of Living Dangerously project and is the author of The Weather of the Future published by Harper Collins in 2010.