Liz Najman

  • Climate Change Communications
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • Dec 02, 2019
Full time Government/Nonprofit Consultant Management Program Operations Analyst

Personal Summary

I am a communications professional who returned to graduate school to save the world. I have over five years of projectexperience, including budgeting, consultant management, stakeholder reporting, and strategic planning. I have a strong scientific foundation in atmospheric science, sophisticated analytical and computer skills, and a demonstrated record of successful team work in technology projects, change management campaigns, and research.

Work Experience

Researcher
Aug 2017 - SUNY Stony Brook

- Run parameterization sensitivity tests on National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer by stochastically perturbing model values

- Modify source code in Fortran 90 and data analysis in python and NCL

- Forthcoming paper on stochastic parameterization in early 2020

Climate Change Research Intern
Oct 2018 - Aug 2019 NASA

- Scientific lead and project manager for prestigious climate change research project with NASA scientists and STEM educators

- Update ozone parameterization in NASA's global climate model using linear regressions against multiple predictors

- Process, downscale and analyze data in excess of 1 TB using python packages

Communications Analyst
Jan 2014 - Aug 2019 White & Case LLP

- Project management and communications for a multi-year, international intranet redesign with over 4,000 users in 40 countries

- Led communications strategy and developed materials for PR and training

- Written and oral reporting to executives and stakeholders

Media and Finance Communications and Analyst
Apr 2009 - Jan 2014 Metropolitan Opera

- Develop and implement custom software solution to systematize¬†‚Äčand track revenue for a $30 million international program

- Communications, change management, and training support for new software

- Annual budgets and strategic financial planning for entire $100 million operating budget

Education

Atmospheric Science
Aug 2017 - Feb 2020 Stony Brook
Russian and International Studies
Jun 2008 - May 2010 Columbia University
Mathematics
Aug 2001 - May 2005 Reed College