Jonathan Moch is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard with dual appointments to the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and to the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Jonathan's research interests center on the interactions between climate change and atmospheric chemistry as well as the policy and public health implications of climate issues.
Jonathan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Building on his interests in environmental policy, Jonathan is the former Co-President of Harvard’s graduate-student-run Science Policy Group. In addition to his primary research activities, he has also written about electric vehicle policy with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Prior to arriving at Harvard, Jonathan worked at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, D.C. as the ChinaFAQs Project Specialist in WRI's Climate and Energy Program. In this role, he worked in collaboration with a network of internationally renowned experts to distill important scientific research and analyses about China's energy and climate change policies and actions into materials designed to educate U.S. policy makers and opinion leaders, including federal agencies and Congress.
Prior to joining WRI, Jonathan worked at Princeton University as a Research Associate in the Department of Geosciences. His research, which grew out of his undergraduate senior thesis, focused on refining the models used to predict the impact of climate change on methane emissions from arctic permafrost.
Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Secondary Field in Science, Technology and Society and a S.M. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Harvard University. He received his A.B. with high honors from the Department of Geosciences and from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with minors in Environmental Studies and Chinese Language and Culture. During his summers while attending Princeton, Jonathan worked at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and studied Mandarin at Beijing Normal University. For the summer of 2016, Jonathan was a visiting researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Beijing.
Jonathan was a four-year member of the Princeton Varsity Fencing Team. Along with fencing, Jonathan enjoys traveling to new places, the outdoors, and watching movies with friends and family.