Hi, I'm Logan Brenner

... I'm a 5th year Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD student at Columbia University in New York City and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO). My research interests are rooted in paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, the study of past climate and ocean conditions. I use coral cores to answer questions about sea surface temperature, precipitation, and salinity. My study sites are located throughout the Pacific Ocean including major projects in the Great Barrier Reef and the Gulf of Chiriquí (Panama) with other work done in Tonga, Rarotonga, American Samoa, and Fiji. 

In addition to my research I am passionate about teaching, academic policy, and science communication. At first glance these three subjects may seem disparate but I believe that they require the same basic skills in order to be successful. It is imperative to be able to communicate to a broad audience. My goal is to be a science ambassador, taking scientific principles and making them accessible, applicable, and enjoyable to learn.