Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Brigitta Rongstad Strong


Science Writer and Communications Specialist

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  • PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 2020
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
Office Location
CIRES - 301

Research Interests

Brigitta is a science writer, communications specialist, and social media manager for CIRES. She is passionate about telling stories and making environmental science more accessible—and she really enjoys digging into data analytics and creating eye-catching visuals and graphics.

Previously, she was the program manager for the Center for Education, Engagement, and Evaluation's We are Water project, which brings a traveling exhibit and hands-on educational programming about local water issues to rural and Tribal libraries in the southwestern United States.

Brigitta has PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied geological sciences, paleoclimate, and paleoceanography, and a B.S. in geology and geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (go Bucky!). 

Current Research

Communications support, including internal and external comms; news stories; social media; data analytics; award nominations; multimedia

Research Categories

Administrative Support
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About CECA

CECA connects and creates a supportive environment for graduate students and postdocs who come from various academic units to do research in CIRES.