DJ Rasmussen I am a PhD student at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University. My research examines statistical relationships between coastal storms and their economic damage and how these interactions may evolve under future sea level rise. I also study policy and engineering related decision making in circumstances when the science used to base the decisions on is evolving over time.

I am a contributing author of American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States. I previously was a research fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). I also served as an air pollution engineer at both the California Air Resources Board and Ramboll Environ.

I received a BS in atmospheric science from UW-Madison and an MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California-Davis.