Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo honored as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences

Christina Ravelo
Christina Ravelo

Christina Ravelo, professor of ocean sciences at UC Santa Cruz, has been selected by the California Academy of Sciences to join the ranks of Academy Fellows, a governing group of around 450 distinguished scientists and other leaders who have made notable contributions to science or science education and communication.

Nominated by their colleagues and selected by the Board of Trustees, the Academy Fellows are partners and collaborators in the pursuit of the academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. The new members will be inducted during a virtual meeting on October 13, 2020.

Ravelo’s research focuses on determining the role of ocean processes in past climate variability, including investigation of climate transitions, warm climate processes, and regional expressions of global climate change. She has held leadership roles at UC Santa Cruz, the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation panels, the American Geophysical Union, and the International Ocean Discovery Program.

In 2014, UCSC’s Division of Physical and Biological Sciences awarded Ravelo its Outstanding Faculty Award. A fellow of the American Geophysical Union, she earned her Ph.D. in geological sciences at Columbia University and a B.S. in geology and B.A. in anthropology at Stanford University. She joined the UCSC faculty in 1991.