Nicole Hernandez Hammer

Climate Science and Community Advocate

Nicole Hernandez Hammer is a climate science and community advocate at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Ms. Hammer works to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change on Latinos in Southeastern states, and nationally. Ms. Hammer previously served UCS as a climate outreach consultant.

Prior to joining UCS, Ms. Hammer served as the Florida field manager for Moms Clean Air Force. Before that, she was the assistant director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University, and coordinated the Florida Climate Institute’s state university consortium.

She has co-authored a series of technical papers on sea level rise projections and preparedness in South Florida. Her activism and initiative on climate change earned her an invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama, to be her special guest at the 2015 State of the Union address.

Ms. Hammer has given numerous interviews in English and Spanish for local and national media, including The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Univision, and National Public Radio.

Ms. Hammer holds an M.S. in biology from Florida Atlantic University, an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and earned her B.A. in interdisciplinary natural sciences from the University of South Florida.

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