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Kristin Timm, PhD

Lecturer; Research Associate, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center

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Kristin Timm, PhD



Kristin Timm is a social scientist who studies and teaches communication in order to improve connections between science and society to respond to a changing climate. In addition to her appointment with Yale, she is currently a Research Associate with the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center at the International Arctic Research Center, a Faculty Fellow with the Climate Scholars Program, and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a Ph.D. in communication from George Mason University where she worked with the Center for Climate Change Communication on several projects related to climate change and U.S. news. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Timm spent over a decade working as a project manager and professional science communicator, helping scientific teams communicate polar and climate science. She has won several awards for her communications work, including Popular Science's Vizzie Award and the USGS's Eugene M. Shoemaker Communication Award. Working in both science communication research and practice, she is especially interested in linking research and practice and building capacity so that we can use communication effectively to address the climate crisis.

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  • PhD
    George Mason University (2021)

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