Sara Rauscher joined UD as an assistant professor of geography in 2013. With a background in climate science and climate modeling, her research focuses on regional processes that affect climate variability and change. Specifically, she is interested in how climate change will affect regional climates in the tropical Americas including South America, Central America, Mexico and the American Southwest. Rauscher also investigates different modeling strategies for producing high resolution regional climate information.
Prior to joining UD, Rauscher was a staff scientist with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where she also conducted postdoctoral research. She previously served as a visiting scientist at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, and completed post-doctoral work at Columbia University.
Rauscher is member of the American Geophysical Union and the Association of American Geographers.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical geography from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and masters and doctoral degrees in geography from University of Wisconsin, Madison focusing on deforestation and climate.