Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Brigitta Rongstad Strong


Science Writer and We are Water Program Manager, CIRES Social Media Manager, Education & Outreach Associate

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  • PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 2020
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013

Research Interests

Brigitta works with the CIRES Communicatons and Education & Outreach teams—she is a science writer and social media manager for CIRES, and she is the program manager for the CIRES E&O-led We are Water project, which creates a space for conversation and brings a traveling exhibit and hands-on educational programming about local water issues to rural and Tribal libraries in the southwestern United States.

Brigitta is passionate about making environmental science accessible to everyone, and she enjoys writing and creating eye-catching visuals to tell stories about science and community. Through her work, she strives to elevate community knowledge and honor multiple ways of knowing and learning about the world.

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!). 

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