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Michael Mastrandrea

Michael Mastrandrea is the Director of Near Zero, which provides credible, impartial, and actionable climate and energy research and policy analysis. Previously, he helped lead development of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, a global assessment of climate change science and policy options. His work has focused on strategies for reducing climate risks and integrating expert knowledge and quantitative analysis to inform public and private decisions from global to local scales.

Ari Kornfeld

Ari Kornfeld, a member of the Berry Lab, works at the intersection of plant physiological ecology, instrumentation, and software design. His current research focuses primarily on optical remote sensing of photosynthesis through the measurement and analysis of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence.

Jennifer Johnson

Jen Johnson is a Research Associate in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Her research focuses on building quantitative understanding of the processes that control the exchange of energy, water, and carbon dioxide between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere, using a combination of measurements and models. On the measurement side, the long-term focus is developing strategies for accurately measuring trace gas concentrations and isotope ratios in complex environmental samples via laser absorption spectroscopy.

Bill Hayes

Bill creates programs to analyze data from climate models for Ken Caldeira and others in his lab.
After receiving his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Cincinnati in his home town he did his first professional work developing hardware and software for a Pediatric Cardiology research lab at Duke University. After working for many small companies in California he became a Systems Engineer at Siemens Oncology in Concord before joining Carnegie
He currently resides in Las Vegas tutoring Python online in his spare time.

Geeta Persad

Geeta G. Persad is a Research Associate in the Caldeira Lab at the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology, where she studies the impacts of short-lived climate pollutants on regional and global climate using numerical models. She serves as acting Principle Investigator on Carnegie's multi-year National Science Foundation-funded collaboration with the University of California San Diego and Stanford University to assess the coupled climate and institutional dynamics of short-lived local pollutants and long-lived global greenhouse gases.

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