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Kimberley Rain Miner

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Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is Research Fellow with the Center for Climate and Security. She is also a Physical Scientist at the Army Geospatial Research Laboratory in Alexandria, VA where she leads a team to develop risk assessment protocols for the US Army. Kimberley is also a
Research Assistant Professor at the Climate Change Institute in Maine, focusing on the risks that climate change presents in the Arctic. She represents her agency at the NASA Interagency Forum on Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation.

During her Doctoral research, Kimberley worked with multi-national teams in Canada, Switzerland and Alaska to develop the first risk assessment of glacial meltwater pollution ever developed. For this work she was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship to Canada, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, a SMART fellowship from the Department of Defense, and a fellowship from The Switzer Foundation. Upon graduation she was asked to continue her work as a Professor, in which capacity she will be joining the science research team for the 2019 National Geographic Society Everest Expedition.

Prior to her PhD, Kimberley worked at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the NYC Office of Emergency Management, creating live and online platforms for scientists and emergency managers to better engage with the public after Hurricane Sandy. Based upon the success of this work she was asked to join the 2014-2015 Antarctic research trip, where she traveled by boat from Chile to Palmer Station in Antarctica.

Kimberley is a Black belt, certified Wilderness Firefighter and First Responder, and is part of the civilian response force for the US Army. She is a graduate of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (MPA) and the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute (PhD).