Dr. Pullen is Director of Product at Jupiter Intelligence, a start-up delivering hyper-local predictions for a changing climate using cloud computing. She is an adjunct research scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and advises the Environmental & Climate Sciences Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory. She is a 2018 Fulbright Scholar (Philippines).
Dr. Pullen's expertise spans climate, weather and hydroscience with a particular focus on high resolution coastal urban prediction for flooding, heatwaves and other perils. She has served on National Academy panels for climate and earth system prediction and headed the multi-million dollar DHS-funded National Center for Maritime Security. As a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, she pioneered the coupling of models of the ocean and atmosphere.
Dr. Pullen currently serves on the Steering Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise. Previously, she was the elected physical oceanography councilor for The Oceanography Society (2015-2018). Dr. Pullen is a board member of the Waterfront Alliance, a civic organization representing over 1000 groups with a stake in the NY/NJ waterfront, and is co-chair of the policy committee. She was a chapter co-author of the 2015 New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC2) report.
Dr. Pullen holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Oregon State University. She was the first undergraduate intern at the Santa Fe Institute, and conducted postdoctoral work with the Naval Research Laboratory on air/sea coupled modeling. Dr. Pullen was Associate Professor in Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology where she led international multidisciplinary teams in integrated ocean and meteorology field and modeling studies. She was also previously a science fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Sub-specialties: oceanography, meteorology, climate, maritime security, weather and ocean prediction.
Modeling the Air-Sea Feedback System of Madeira Island
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems [July 10, 2017]
New Study: Climate Change Threatens NYC With Flooding
NBC New York [June 1, 2017 ]
U.S. Will Exit from Paris Climate Accord
CBS News - NY [June 1, 2017]
A retrospective streamflow ensemble forecast for an extreme hydrologic event: a case study of Hurricane Irene on the Hudson River basin
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences [March 1, 2016]
We Must Start Thinking About the Unthinkable
John Horgan for Scientific American [November 18, 2013]
The other Manhattan project: A thankless quest to understand New York's atmosphere
Sarah Laskow for Capital New York/ Politico [January 19, 2011]
Going with the Flow
Wired [October 1, 2005]