Lucila Houttuijn Bloemendaal

Earth & Environment

  • Title Earth & Environment
  • Education Duke University, B.S.

Lucila Houttuijn Bloemendaal is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Environment. She is from New Orleans and has lived in Houston and Groningen, The Netherlands.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Ocean Sciences from Duke University.  At Duke, she did here honor’s thesis in paleoceanography, using microfossils to reconstruct historical water temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic to understand past ocean-climate interactions.  She is interested in the role of geology in informing and developing coastal resiliency measures, especially with flooding, storms, and sea level rise, all the while improving equity and conservation outcomes.  At BU she was a Clare Boothe Luce Fellow and NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, and her current work focuses on East Coast marshes their response to sea level rise and changing climate conditions.  While not doing research, she works on science communication, previously as an advocate in the American Geophysical Union’s Voices for Science initiative and now as a science blogger.  She also enjoys baking and scuba diving.

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