Kristina Rolph
Earth. Climate. Physics. Space.

Kristina is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Concerned with rising global temperatures and extreme weather anomalies, Kristina studies the impacts of potent greenhouse gases on the global climate.
Her use of data and quantitative tools helps to better understand how humans and the climate system interact, while looking for existing and new solutions to reduce climate change impacts. She believes science should be accessible to all, thus she communicates her research and what it takes to be a young female scientist to the community.



Her current employment with Penn State as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher allows her to take on several exciting roles.
Her past work  experience extends to sales, client communications, data analysis, computer programming, scientific writing, and teaching.  


Event Supervisor

Organized a graduate student poster exhibition that brought together over 100 participants.

Student Mentor

Motivated and guided four undergraduate researchers in their independent studies.

Science Communicator

Raised awareness of the potential dangers of extreme weather events and societal impacts of climate change.

Visual Designer

Created graphics for a variety of media; including websites, pamphlets, invitations, and advertisements. 

With just 6 years of student research experience, Kristina is working hard to make her time to make an impact on the research community and broader public. Check out her accomplishments! Every step along the way counts.









Research Highlights

Kristina's research interests span from mitigation and adaptation to climate change, all the way to planetary science  and  astronomical observations.


There is more to Kristina than just her research. 
Her passions materialize into taking action. 

keep in touch

Kristina Rolph
(301) 821-7554


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