Nicole Hernandez Hammer
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 low-income and communities of color across the US. She 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, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Univision. She 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.