Erika Freimuth

Managing Editor and Writer

Erika Freimuth, Ph.D., is the managing editor and lead writer for Climate Central’s Climate Matters program. In this role, she manages the long-lead editorial calendar and coordinates the production and publication of each weekly Climate Matters release.

As a member of the content department, she researches and writes weekly Climate Matters briefs that summarize Climate Central analyses and place the findings in a broader scientific context. She also helps develop content strategy, edits and occasionally writes reports, liaises with external scientific experts, and supervises High Meadows Research and Communications Fellows.

With a scientific background focused on paleoclimate and a passion for science communication, Erika is delighted to work on the Climate Matters program to support local, data-driven, and broadly accessible reporting about climate change impacts and solutions.

Prior to joining Climate Central in 2021, she worked as a scientific editor at Cell Press where she helped launch One Earth, a peer-reviewed journal publishing original research and expert commentary on global environmental change. She holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in Earth systems science from Cornell University.