Alejandra Borunda

Alejandra Borunda is a writer for National Geographic's Environment team, focusing on climate change, adaptation, environmental justice, and more. Before she arrived, she studied climate science, using ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica to figure out how big atmospheric circulation systems worked thousands of years ago, when Earth's climate was very different from today's. She has a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University, an MS in Journalism (also from Columbia), and a bachelor's degree in Biology from Pomona College. She would probably rather be surfing.