FCEA Staff

Wil Burns

Co-Executive Director

Wil Burns, PhD, is a Co-Executive Director of FCEA and is based in Berkeley, California. He also serves as non-residential scholar at American University’s School of International Service and a Senior School at the Centre for … Read More

Simon Nicholson

Co-Executive Director

Simon Nicholson, PhD, is an assistant professor and director of the Global Environmental Politics program in the School of International Service at American University. His work focuses on global environmental governance, global food … Read More

Michael Thompson

Managing Director

Michael Thompson graduated from American University’s School of International Service with an M.A. in Global Environmental Politics.  He has been a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and The Energy and … Read More


Jane Flegal

Scholar in Residence

Jane Flegal is a Scholar in Residence with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, and a​ doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, where she … Read More

David Morrow

Faculty Fellow

Dr. David R. Morrow is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy at George Mason University, studying philosophical and policy issues surrounding climate justice and the governance of climate engineering. … Read More

Carolyn Turkaly

Program Manager

Carolyn Turkaly is Program Manager for the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment.  She oversees daily operations in the FCEA office and with its programs and projects.  Ms. Turkaly is an M.A. Candidate with the Global Environmental … Read More

Holly J. Buck

Faculty Fellow

Holly Jean Buck is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, where she is also a Research Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Her work looks at climate change, energy … Read More