Dr. Baldwin is broadly interested in how large-scale atmospheric dynamics influence regional climate and climatic extremes, with an eye to climate change and policy applications.
Dr. Baldwin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at University of California, Irvine. She was previously a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University developing models of tropical cyclone risk. She completed her PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, collaborating with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Her dissertation used Global Climate Models to examine the influence of mountains on deserts, monsoons, and tropical cyclones. She also researched temporal structure and risk of heat waves through a PEI-STEP fellowship in joint with the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (formerly Woodrow Wilson School). She was introduced to climate dynamics research through her senior thesis while an undergraduate studying Earth and Planetary Science at Harvard University.
PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2018
BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2012
climate modeling, human impacts on climate, climate impacts on humans
climate risk management, corporate risk management and ESG, climate resilience and adaptation
Mental health impacts of tropical cyclones
Mice, Zoomies, Birds, Bugs
Our group is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for research and education. We welcome applicants of any career stage interested in utilizing climatic models and observations to understand dynamics of the climate system, better quantify extreme event risks, and address the critical challenges posed by earth’s changing climate.
Open positions: We are currently hiring a postdoc for a NASA-funded project focused on mountains and precipitation patterns in climate models, in collaboration with Dr. Gregory Elsaesser at NASA GISS. Please see further info and apply here!
Prospective postdocs: If interested in other postdoc opportunities with our group, please email a CV and brief description of interests and background to Dr. Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org). She can also help you apply for competitive UC and national fellowships, including but not limited to the NOAA Climate and Global Change fellowship, the L’Oreal USA for Women in Science fellowship, the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and the various NSF postdoctoral fellowships.
Prospective graduate students: For admission to the UCI Department of Earth System Science graduate program, applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, and admission offers will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1 for the best chance of admission. The final deadline for applications is March 15. Complete information about the application process can be found here. Prospective students interested in working with Dr. Baldwin are encouraged to contact her via email (email@example.com) prior to the admissions deadline and send a resume/CV, including GPA, and a brief description of research interests and background. Prospective graduate students are also strongly encouraged to apply for graduate fellowships, and relevant ones often include the NSF GRFP, NDSEG, EPA STAR, NASA FINESST, and DOE CGSF.
Prospective undergraduate students: Undergraduate students interested in assisting and leading research related to climate dynamics and impacts are encouraged to directly contact Dr. Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include a few sentences to one paragraph about your research interests in your email.