Linnea Saby (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia and 2021 Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Her dissertation research is evaluating the environmental outcomes of water quality trading policies. Linnea is also founder and president of Virginia Scientist-Community Interface (V-SCI), a statewide graduate student organization dedicated to providing science expertise for community-led activism and advocacy.

Udayan Singh is a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at Northwestern, and he contributes to the work of NSF’s Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR). He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was also awarded the Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award in his program. Udayan’s research interests are in looking at decarbonization avenues for the energy sector, particularly through CO2 sequestration and CO2 removal.

Project Description: Many climate scientists are seeking to become better equipped to communicate the urgency of climate change to the public. Concurrently, many journalists are seeking to become better versed in climate science and understand how to accurately present climate change in the media. This workshop will leverage the existing knowledgebase of climate science and journalism to chart a set of recommendations for communicating about climate change to the public.