Curriculum Vitae

An abbreviated CV is below. Download my full CV here [last updated 03/21/2021]


Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Research Scientist I,  Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO

NSF-AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO & College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Environmental Research Coordinator, African Millennium Villages Project, Agriculture and Food Security Center, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY


Ph.D., 2013, Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
(degree conferred in 2014)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2012

Dissertation Title: Decadal to Orbital Scale Climate Change in the Indian Ocean Region: Precipitation Isotopic Perspectives from East Africa and Indonesia

Sc.M., 2010, Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Sc.M. Thesis: Atmospheric Circulation Patterns During Late Pleistocene Climate Changes at Lake Malawi, Africa

B.A., 2005, magna cum laude, Environmental Sciences, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY


2019 Packard Foundation Fellow in Science and Engineering
2019 Nanne Weber Early Career Award, American Geophysical Union
2016 Invited trainee, Expert Witness Training Academy for climate scientists, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN
2014-2016 NSF-AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2009-2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellow


See my Publications page for selected publications


  • 2020-2023. Berke, M., Konecky, B. (Co-I), Werne, J. “Collaborative Research: Neotropical climate and environmental change over 400 ka of glacial-interglacial cycles from Lake Petén Itzá.” National Science Foundation Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) Program. Award #2002534 (abstract)
  • 2019-2024. Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, David and Lucile Packard Foundation. (more info)
  • 2018-2021. Stevenson, S., Konecky, B. (Co-I), Coats, S. “Collaborative Research: A model/proxy synthesis of Walker Circulation trends during the Last Millennium.” National Science Foundation, Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2). Award #1805141. (abstract)
  • 2018-2019, Konecky, B. (Lead PI) and Baitzel, S. “Climate change and prehistoric cultural transformations in the high Andes.” International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (InCEES), Washington University.
  • 2017-2018Konecky, B. (Lead PI), Smol, J., Michelutti, N., Sowell, P., Grooms, C. “Climatic and environmental change in the High Andes as a backdrop to pre-Hispanic human activities: Paleoclimate investigations from a newly discovered archaeological site at Lake Sibinacocha, Peru.” National Geographic Society, Standard Grant Program, Award #HJ-097R-17.
  • 2017-2020, Diem, J., Konecky, B., Hartter, J., Palace, M. “Understanding the Role of Moisture Transport in Rainfall Variability and Agricultural Decision Making.” Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) and Climate & Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD), National Science Foundation (abstract)
  • 2016-2019, Noone, D. (Konecky, B. co-author) “Synthesis study of the tropical rain belt through the Holocene,” Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change, National Science Foundation (abstract)
  • 2016, Konecky, B. “Expedition to the Okavango Delta to examine the effects of a changing climate on water resources,” National Geographic-Waitt Grant, National Geographic Society
  • 2014, Konecky, B. “Indo-Pacific hydrology in a warming world: Modeled and observed responses to climate forcings from the Little Ice Age to present,” NSF-AGS Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation
  • 2012, Konecky, B. “Zonal gradients in tropical East African rainfall variability over the past 2 kyr: Insights from Lake George, Uganda,” Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America
  • 2009-2012, Konecky, B. “Long-Term Climate Variability and Land Cover Change in Tropical East Africa,” NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation
  • 2011, Konecky, B. and Loomis, S.  Graduate International Colloquium Fund, Brown University (for African Climate, Ecosystems, and Statistics Workshop)
  • 2009, Konecky, B. “Abrupt climate changes in southern East Africa during Marine Isotope Stage 3: A New Precipitation Record from Lake Malawi,” Charles A. and June R.P. Ross Research Award, Geological Society of America


  • First-Year Seminar: Unearthing the Science of Climate Change (first year undergraduate)
  • Paleoclimatology (upper level undergrad)
  • The Earth’s Climate System (upper level undergrad and grad)
  • in the pipeline: The Global Water Cycle; Limnology



  • 2015-2017 Panelist (October 2015, 2016) and formal mentor (ongoing), Project PROGRESS for women undergraduates in STEM, Fort Collins, CO & Boulder, CO
  • 2016 Co-organizer and moderator, “Continuing geoscience and diversity work in a changing world” pop-up panel, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 14
  • 2016 Science, music, and diversity podcast for Physics World. Episode title: “Rocking the Status Quo in Science” (link to podcast)
  • 2015 Public lecture, “The geologic perspective on climate change.” Café Scientifique @ West Flanders Brewing Company, Boulder, CO (YouTube clips)
  • 2014 Author of “Geoscientist and singer-songwriter shares her creative side at AGU’s Open Mic Night — and you can, too,” AGU Plainspoken Scientist Blog, December 8, 2014 (link to article)
  • 2013-2014 Founder and facilitator, Women in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Group, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2012-2013 Founder and organizer, Graduate Student Peer Mentoring Program, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University
  • 2011-2013 Coordinator, Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University
  • 2011-present Band Coach and Volunteer, Girls Rock Rhode Island, Providence, RI and Girls Rock Denver, Denver, CO