Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Kristen Averyt

Kristen Averyt

Kristen Averyt is the Associate Director for Science at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Averyt holds a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. She was a lead author on the US National Climate Assessment released in spring 2014. She received a Fulbright Fellowship to New Zealand (1998) and a NOAA Congressional Fellowship (2005), during which she worked in the US Senate for Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). As the staff scientist for Working Group I of the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2005­–08), she was one of the many scientists who contributed to the work which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Her current research revolves around climate variability and change, with a particular focus on the interplay between climate mitigation and adaptation, including the energy-water nexus.



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