School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
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Tenea Watson Nelson
Assistant Dean, Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - Administration/Finance
BioI received my B.S. in Chemistry from Mary Baldwin University and my Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Rochester. Originally from the East Coast, I sought out sunny California and became an industry scientist. A few years later, I changed careers and moved to Stanford to follow my passion for increasing diversity in STEM.
I am an Assistant Dean in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (http://oma.stanford.edu). I specialize in increasing faculty, staff and student diversity and inclusion through programming and initiatives. I practice knowledge building, process improvement, and behavioral change to identify, recruit and cultivate the best academic talent.
Lecturer, Earth Systems Program
Deputy Director, Earth Systems Program, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - Earth Systems Program
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI study drivers of past climate change on millennial to million-year timescales using natural archives that preserve records of climate-related information. My most recent work has focused on the impacts of prehistoric human activities on the Earth's carbon cycle and the impacts of these activities on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.