Tess Wei-Ping Jacobson

Tess Wei-Ping Jacobson

Research Interest


I'm a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences working with Richard Seager. My research focuses on better understanding hydroclimate variability and change in the western U.S. and similar regions around the world under climate change. Currently, I'm studying the effect of climate on wildfires in the west. I graduated from Princeton University in 2019 with an A.B. in Physics and a certificate in Environmental Studies. My undergraduate work explored the impacts of hemispherically asymmetric volcanic eruptions on Sahel hydroclimate. I continued this research in Gabe Vecchi's group after graduating while also working as an Outward Bound instructor for middle- and high-school students in New York City public schools.

Advisor: Richard Seager


A.B. Physics, Princeton University (2019), M.A. Earth and Environmental Science, Columbia University (2022)