Astrid Caldas, Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Astrid Caldas is a senior climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, working on climate change adaptation, science communication, and equitable and just adaptation and resilience measures. She moved from Brazil to the US in 1996, and realized that science-informed policies were needed for better, equitable climate adaptation and resilience. She left academia to bring word of the science behind climate change impacts to elected officials, policy makers, town halls, radio shows, student panels, retirement homes, faith communities, and anything in between. Astrid holds degrees in Entomology, Ecology and Environmental Management. She tweets under the handle @climategeek.