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Irina Feygina

Irina Feygina

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Irina Feygina, Director of Behavioral Science and Assessmentintegrates behavioral science insights into Climate Central’s work and improves its tracking of program success. In her day-to-day work, Dr. Feygina oversees projects ranging from a large-scale collaboration with the National Academies of Science on skepticism of mainstream science to our continued research on the framing of attribution messages.  Prior to joining Climate Central, Dr. Feygina served as a Fellow on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, where she applied insights from behavioral economics to improve program implementation across the federal government, and as a AAAS Congressional Fellow with Senator Michael Bennet, working on the energy and environment portfolios. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University, where her research focused on the role of motivated reasoning in climate change skepticism.