Bessie is also the chief strategist at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC). As an academic field, climate change communication seeks to understand how individuals, communities, and societies come to recognize, care, and act on climate change. YPCCC develops and test scientific theories, and identifies more effective communication strategies and tactics to address this challenge.
Colin Doyle (Product Manager) is a PhD student in the department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin where he studies soil geochemistry, geomorphology, and hydrology. After receiving a BS in Environmental Biology from Georgetown University, Colin worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for the NASA DEVELOP National Program performing applied remote sensing research for habitat conservation and water management. He then worked as a researcher in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA GSFC developing automated near real-time flood monitoring and damage assessment systems for the Lower Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia. Colin is the Product Manager at Cloud to Street, leading the development of automated historical and near real-time flood assessment tools.
Given global urbanization megatrends, he is curious to learn ways with which urbanization process can reconcile socio-economic development and environmental sustainability. Trained as an expert in remote sensing and spatial modeling, Bhartendu is interested in applying these state-of-the-art tools to his research. In the past, Bhartendu worked, as a Research Associate, in a NASA-funded project, in which he developed algorithms for remote sensing data calibration and monitoring urban land-use changes. He used these algorithms to understand urbanization dynamics and agricultural land loss in India and China. Furthermore, he has developed empirical and dynamic simulation models to elucidate regional urban growth patterns in India.
Laura M. Hammett helps lead the stakeholder engagement and participatory science pillar at Cloud to Street. She is an urban planner pursuing a Masters of Environmental Management at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research at Yale focuses on social vulnerability to climate change, climate adaptation, and disaster risk reduction in urban spaces. She has over seven years of experience in international development consulting, strategic communications, vulnerability analysis, and capacity building in the field. Laura served as a community development Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania, developed environmental resiliency plans for US Air Force installations in the Pacific region, and has helped craft climate change adaptation policy for the UN’s World Food Programme. At Cloud to Street she is developing stakeholder engagement strategy for product and project implementation and supporting social vulnerability analyses.
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Jon holds a masters in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he focused on international forestry issues including of payments for ecosystem services for reforestation projects, community forestry, and remote sensing/ mapping techniques. When he is not coding or mapping carbon from forests, Jon can be found outside riding bikes, climbing rocks, and hiking and camping in forested mountains.
Catherine Kuhn is an environmental scientist and researcher whose work leverages machine learning and data science to integrate field-based data with the rapidly expanding library of environmentally-focused public satellite imagery products.
She is interested in the inter-relationships between energy use, emissions, and air quality, and remote sensing and GIS applications in environmental management and conservation. In the past, she has contributed to several research projects under collaboration with several national and international agencies, while working with TERI, India. Her work included developing emission inventory of air pollutants across energy and non-energy based sectors, modelling environmental processes (such as soil erosion and surface runoff), and mapping renewable energy potential. In her work, she uses a combination of state-of-the-art tools including Remote sensing, GIS and Statistics.
Her research broadly addresses the vulnerability of aquatic systems to global change and anthropogenic disturbance. At Cloud to Street, Catherine is responsible for implementing, testing and validating statistical flood extent models.Catherine holds a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University School of Forestry and is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.