Kevin Schwarzwald is a PhD Student at the IRI and Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences working for Lisa Goddard. Schwarzwald holds a BA in physics and public policy from the University of Chicago and a Master of Law in China Studies from Peking University's Yenching Academy (how promotion pressures on local officials encourage inefficient urban expansion in smaller cities in China). His current interests include seasonal climate model evaluation and purpose-built climate projections. Prior to his work at the IRI, Schwarzwald focused on climate projections for economic and policy uses and has been involved with climate and policy work in Europe, America, and Africa.
Research Advisor: Lisa Goddard