Lamont Alumni Association

Greetings from the Alumni Board President

Greetings LDEO Alumni!

The LDEO Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes you to our corner of the LDEO website. In this ongoing pandemic, the internet has become even more important in pulling us all together and keeping us connected.

In spring 2021, to enhance networking between our current students and alumni, we hosted a career panel discussion as well as our annual Distinguished Alumni Colloquium speaker visit. Susan E. Trumbore, director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, spoke about radiocarbon constraints on the land carbon cycle.

We are also pleased to report that as the Board of Directors of the LDEO Alumni Association, we enthusiastically support the recent Statement on Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Commitment to Anti-Racism and Institutional Change made by campus leaders from LDEO and DEES, and similar statements from Columbia University leadership. Progress towards inclusion and equality requires all of us to acknowledge the lasting inequality in our society and contribute effort to support systemic change. This is not always easy or pleasant but is necessary for a peaceful and just society.

I hope you will join us in our ongoing support for LDEO and its mission. If you can think of any way you would like to get involved with the Alumni Association, please contact me or Stacey Vassallo in the Development Office – and thank you!

E. Christa Farmer (Ph.D. 2005)

Interested in joining the Alumni Board? Please contact for more information.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

E. Christa Farmer - President

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Rafael Almeida

Yachay Tech University
Urcuqui, Ecuador

Mike Coffin

Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
Tasmania, Australia

Kathleen Crane

University of Hawaii and ArcticLynx
Falls Church, VA

Ellen Kappel

Geo Prose
Bethesda, MD

Mia Leo

Valley Cottage, NY

Gregory Mountain

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Philip Orton

Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ

Neil Pederson

Harvard University
Petersham, MA

Michael Perfit

The University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Michael Rawson

Washington Township, NJ

Kyla K. Simons

Houston, TX