Nicole Feldl

Nicole Feldl

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Interdisciplinary Research Mentorship in Serious Play

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Nicole Feldl is a climate scientist and Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research explores a broad range of topics within climate dynamics, including climate feedbacks and climate sensitivity, large-scale atmosphere and ocean circulations, and Arctic amplification of climate change. In 2018, she was awarded an NSF CAREER grant to support her research on polar climate dynamics and, in collaboration with Assistant Professor Elizabeth Swensen, to design and develop a learning game about climate science.

A broadly trained geophysicist, Feldl graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S in Geological Sciences. She has a M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado, where she studied mountain building and earthquakes in the Himalaya. She earned a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, prior to joining the faculty at UC Santa Cruz.