Hello, my name is Catherine Pomposi and welcome to my personal webpage! I am an interdisciplinary climate scientist broadly interested in regional earth system variability, the hydrologic cycle, and how people interact with, and are impacted by, the climate system. I am also interested in how scientific findings can serve society and the role that scientists can play in the policy-making sphere. I am currently a Congressional Science Fellow serving in the United States Senate sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science/American Meteorological Society.
In addition to my research interests, I am also passionate about science education and outreach and I was an active mentor of the New York Academy of Science’s STEM Mentoring Program as well as the Citizen Schools Mentoring Program while I was in graduate school. I am currently an active member of my local pod of 500 Women Scientists and am working to encourage and promote access to STEM education and mentorship opportunities to traditionally under-represented groups in STEM fields. I’ve also participated in a number of climate services workshops in the Sahel where climate information was communicated in order to help build resiliency to then-current conditions.
Aside from my professional interests, I am an avid sports fan, particularly college basketball (go UConn!), runner, lover of all foods, and traveler.