Kevin Schwarzwald

Kevin Schwarzwald

Research Interest


Kevin Schwarzwald is an interdisciplinary climate scientist helping inform climate impacts projections and decision-making under uncertainty. He is a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, working with Richard Seager and formerly Lisa Goddard (1966-2022) at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

His research focuses on understanding uncertainty in future climate projections. He studies the present and future of rainfall dynamics and climate model simulations in East Africa and the propagation of climate uncertainty in projections of climate impacts everywhere.

He runs, an interdisciplinary network of early-career researchers working on climate issues from any angle. Prior to his work at Columbia, 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: Richard Seager


University of Chicago (Physics; Public Policy) '15; Peking University (Yenching Academy; Politics and Int'l Relations) '17