Jonathan Moch is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard with appointments to the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Center for Climate, Health, the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Environment and Natural Resources and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Programs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jonathan's research interests center on both 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 a 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.
Jonathan previously 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 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.