Kimberly Duong, PhD
I am a scientist, engineer, and science policy communicator with years of project management, grant writing, and leadership experience, with expertise in climate change communications, urban drought, water resource management. Currently I work as a civil engineer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. I am also a co-founder and executive board member of Climatepedia, a climate communications non-profit organization.
I am constantly engaging with new audiences and projects. If you would like to reach me for interviews, speaking engagements, or other requests, please email me
Education & outreach
Above: after my PhD defense at UC Irvine (November 2019)
July 2020: Received a microgrant from the American Geophysical Union Voices for Science Program to expand Climatepedia’s virtual educational programs.
June 2020: Presented at the WateReuse California 2020 virtual conference. Also welcomed 82 interns from around the world to the 12-week virtual Climatepedia Certificate program for the summer 2020 session – our largest cohort yet!
April 2020: My co-authors and I published a new journal article in Environmental Research Letters: “From yards to cities: a simple and generalizable probabilistic framework for upscaling outdoor water conservation behavior“
February 2020: Did a Twitter Takeover for American Geophysical Union (AGU) Sharing Science.
November 2019: I successfully defended my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Irvine!
October 2019: I started a new job as a civil engineering at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. I also joined the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program as a mentor for a current UCLA student. September 2019: I did a radio interview on “Ask a Leader” at 88.9 KUCI, discussing youth climate strikes and climate action. July 2019: I joined the Committee on Environmental Stewardship for the American Meteorological Society. June 2019: I attended the Science Policy Colloqium in Washington DC, hosted by the American Meteorological Society. May 2019: I received a Graduate Student Great Partners Award from UCI Engage. I also did a radio interview about climate communications on KUCI’s “Ask a Leader”