Dr. Sarah Kapnik

Chief Scientist,
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., is chief scientist for NOAA. In this role, Dr. Kapnick is responsible for advancing policy and program direction for NOAA’s science and technology priorities. Most recently, Dr. Kapnick served as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan in the role of Senior Climate Scientist and Sustainability Strategist. Previously, Dr. Kapnick was a physical scientist and deputy division leader at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Dr. Kapnick received a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences with a Certificate in Leaders in Sustainability from UCLA, and an A.B in Mathematics with a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University.