Kelly Van Baalen

High Meadows Fellow

Kelly Van Baalen is the High Meadows Fellow for the Sea Level Rise Team at Climate Central. She recently graduated from Princeton University with degrees in Molecular Biology and Environmental Studies. 

At Princeton, Kelly worked to promote sustainability on campus as the student leader of the Office of Sustainability’s Greening Dorms and Greening Reunions programs. Kelly also conducted original research in the Geosciences and Molecular Biology Departments at Princeton, writing a thesis that built knowledge towards the goal of engineering crop plants to improve their yields and lessen the environmental impact of agriculture. 


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