Stephanie Pfirman is a member of the environmental science department at Barnard College and of Columbia University's Earth Institute (EI) ADVANCE program, both in New York City. Robin Bell is with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia and the university's EI ADVANCE program. Patricia Culligan is in civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia and is also a member of the university's EI ADVANCE program. Peter Balsam is a member of Barnard's psychology department. Jenn Laird is with Columbia's EI ADVANCE program.