Anna Scott

Anna Scott is a PhD student in the Earth and Planetary Science Department at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. Her thesis research looks at quantifying urban temperature variability and heat waves, but she has been known to dabble in projects on regional hydrology, the climate impacts of aerosols, and North African precipitation.

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Johns Hopkins University

  • PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences, expected 2018
  • MA in Earth and Planetary Sciences,  2015

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

  • MS in Applied Mathematics with specialization in Computational Geophysics, 2013
  • Thesis topic: The Intertropical Convergence Zone: Detection and Trends

University of Chicago

  • SB (BS) in Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2011



Research Advisors 

Darryn Waugh, Earth and Planetary Science, JHU, 2013-present
Ben Zaitchik, Earth and Planetary Science, JHU, 2014-present
Anand Gnanadesikan, Earth and Planetary Science, JHU, 2014
Gera Stenchikov, KAUST,  2011-2013
Gidon Eshel, Bard College NSF REU in Mathematics, summer 2010
Pamela Martin, University of Chicago Department of Geophysical Science, summer 2009


Awards, Honors and Fellowships

NSF IGERT (Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Graduate Education & Research Traineeship), 2014-2016
AMS Best Student Poster Presentation, 7th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions, AMS Meeting, 2015
Owen Fellowship, 2013-2016
KAUST Fellowship, 2011-2013
KAUST Provost Award, 2011-2012


Field Experience

Temperature measurements as part of Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center project, Nairobi, Kenya, 2015
BmoreCool, Baltimore, summer 2014-6. See also: 2015 results on the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability website
Temperature measurements for NIH study 1 R01 ES023029-01A1, Birmingham, AL, summer 2016,
WorldBank project LDAS-MAROC:Improving Water Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptations, Rabat, Morocco
Field seminar, Shenandoah National Park, April 2015
IGERT Capstone, Adis Ababa and Debre Markos, Ethiopia, August 2014
WEP (Winter Enrichment Program) Nanosatellites, 2011. Nano Satellite Launch 2012 – YouTube
Field Course in Modern and Ancient Environments, San Salvador, Bahamas, Winter 2010
Field Course in Oceanography, somewhere offshore between NYC and Martha’s Vineyard, Spring 2008

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