Center for Climate Science

Meet Our Team

The Center for Climate Science’s cutting-edge work is made possible by a dedicated team of researchers, advisors, and staff.


Alex Hall


Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Researchers & Project Scientists

Chad Thackeray

Assistant Researcher, Climate Science Lead

Center for Climate Science

Stefan Rahimi

Assistant Researcher, Regional Modeling Lead

Center for Climate Science

Lei Huang

Climate Data Scientist

Center for Climate Science

Postdoctoral Scholars

Eli Dennis

Postdoctoral Scholar

Center for Climate Science

Graduate Student Researchers

William Krantz

Graduate Student Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Sara Graves

Graduate Student Researcher

Center for Climate Science

Board of Advisors

Richard Ambrose

Professor Emeritus

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

J.R. DeShazo

Professor and Director

Department of Public Policy, Luskin Center for Innovation

Cara Horowitz

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director and Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic

Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, School of Law

Stephanie Pincetl

Founding Director and Professor

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA; Chair, PhD in Environment and Sustainability;