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Laura Larocca

PhD Candidate

MSc Earth and Atmospheric Science, City College of the City University of New York, 2016
BFA Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, 2009
Curriculum Vitae


Under the advisement of Dr. Yarrow Axford, my research will explore climate change in the arctic through geologic records — primarily through the study of lake sediments and past lake environments. Lacustrine sediment cores from glacial threshold lakes will be utilized to reconstruct the recent climate history of southern Greenland, including fluctuations in the extent of alpine glaciers. These records allow for empirical observations of how natural systems respond to a changing climate. Through these past responses, we can better estimate future change in the polar regions. In addition to research, I am committed to communicating science to a broader audience through outreach events and involvement with local schools.

Funding Awards

2018 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, awarded $18,000

Community Service

Assisted with the organization and set-up of Polar Seeds, an interdisciplinary exhibit bringing together visual arts, music, and polar science, 2013
Organization and development of La Scuola d’Italia’s yearly science fair, 2010-2014 

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