Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury,
69 Cryeke Road, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand

Darcy Glenn

PhD Student

Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury

Modelling cascading climate events on the human/cultural/social realm.

I am a PhD student studying cascading climate risks on the human/cultural/social realm. I’m interested in providing actionable climate adaptation information for local governments.

Previously, I worked at Woodwell Climate Risk Center on their Risk team preparing risk assessments for both municipalities and investors. Depending on out partners’ needs, I researched how climate change would affect a broad range of topics. Some of my research topics included: Canadian wine, Congolese artisanal mining, European renewables, human migration, and the ability to drive on lake ice. Before that, I worked for both Park City, Utah and Summit County, Utah. I was a sustainability analyst focused on climate action. 

I received my bachelor’s in Physics and Math from the University of Vermont and my master’s in Climate Change from University College London.


  1. 2016


    University College London
  2. 2013

    BS, BA

    University of Vermont

Professional Experience

  1. 2020-2023
    Risk Research Assistant
    Woodwell Climate Research Center
  2. 2019-2020
    Sustainability and Energy Analyst
    Summit County, UT
  3. 2018-2019
    Climate Change Analyst
    Park City Municipal Corporation


  • 2019
    Leadership in Community Resilience Program
    National League of Cities