Nadia Seeteram

Fellow, Climate and Security Program

Nadia Seeteram is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Climate School.
Her current research is focused on understanding multi-sectoral policy solutions for reducing
climate risks across U.S. housing markets. She received her Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science at
Florida International University, where she researched the dynamic, long-term impacts of
sea-level rise on coastal communities and their implications for future climate-related migration.

Her doctorate research was supported by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation
Research Improvement Grant and by the Volo Foundation. She has held research positions at
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm
Recovery. Nadia also received an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Florida International
University and a B.S. in Psychology and Environmental Policy from Fordham University. She will
be joining the U.S. Department of State as a Climate Adaptation Officer in the Office of Regional
and Multilateral Affairs, awarded through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.