Caroline Famiglietti is a PhD student working with Prof. Alexandra Konings. Her work centers around terrestrial carbon cycle model uncertainty, which she uses model-data fusion, remote sensing data analysis, and machine learning to parse. In 2017, Caroline graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Geography/Environmental Studies. Prior to graduate school, Caroline worked in the Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems group at NASA JPL from 2017-2018 and in the UC Berkeley Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2016.

Honors & Awards

  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University (2018-2021)

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., UCLA, Applied Mathematics (2017)

Work Experience

  • Research Intern (Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Group), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2017 - 2018)


    Pasadena, CA

  • Project Lead, Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenges Program, UCLA (2016 - 2017)


    Los Angeles, CA

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley (2016)


    Berkeley, CA

  • Environmental Education Network Intern, TreePeople (2014)


    Beverly Hills, CA

All Publications

  • Plant responses to volcanically elevated CO2 in two Costa Rican forests BIOGEOSCIENCES Bogue, R. R., Schwandner, F. M., Fisher, J. B., Pavlick, R., Magney, T. S., Famiglietti, C. A., Cawse-Nicholson, K., Yadav, V., Linick, J. P., North, G. B., Duarte, E. 2019; 16 (6): 1343–60
  • Global Validation of MODIS Near-Surface Air and Dew Point Temperatures Geophysical Research Letters Famiglietti, C. A., Fisher, J. B., Halverson, G., Borbas, E. E. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2018GL077813

  • Ecosystem Responses to Elevated CO2 Using Airborne Remote Sensing at Mammoth Mountain, California Biogeosciences Cawse-Nicholson, K., Fisher, J. B., Famiglietti, C. A., et al 2018

    View details for DOI 10.5194/bg-2018-73