Dr. Corinne Wong
Education & Experience
2018-Present: Project Manager, Community Operations, Facebook
2015-2018: Assistant Professor, Boston College
2013-2014: California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, USA
2009-2013: PhD in Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
2006-2008: MS in Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
My research as an assistant professor focused on reconstructing past climate variability from speleothems (cave deposits) and delineating natural and anthropogenic controls on the isotopic and geochemical compositions of modern water systems. I commonly used environmental isotope geochemistry in both branches of my research program. In my personal life, I am a commuter cyclist, outdoor enthusiast, coffee lover, and wrangler of twin toddlers.
How I became a scientist
The combination of a deep appreciation for the natural world, fascination with the interconnected intricacies of earth systems, and enthusiasm for piecing together answers drives me as a scientist. Passionate about geology from my first field trip, I pursued a career where geology intersected environmental science. After a stint in the US Peace Corps, I found myself thoroughly enjoying research and the academic environment. I consider myself fortunate to have had an amazing graduate school and postdoc experience that prepared me for my current position as an Assistant Professor.
How my work benefits society
Climate change is one of society’s most pressing challenges. Understanding how on-going climate change will impact our water resources requires an intimate understanding of the natural and anthropogenic processes that influence water availability and water quality. Furthermore, it is important to characterize the natural variability in these processes in the past and present. My research addresses such questions as “What climate processes govern past variability in the hydroclimate of the Americas?’ and “What are the dominant sources and processes dictating urban water compositions?” To read more, visit my webpage