Asher Siebert

    I am lead author on one refereed publication, contributing author on two reports and an author or coauthor of 16 posters/workshop papers/conference proceedings. My research has won an outstanding poster award from the World Climate Research Program and the John R. Mather Paper of the Year Award from the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.


Rutgers University, 2009-present
New Brunswick, NJ
  • PhD in Geography
  • GPA: 3.94/4.0 in coursework
  • Writing dissertation now
Columbia University, (2005-2006)
New York
  • GPA: 3.93/4.0
  • Major: Climate and Society
  • Awards and Involvements:
    • MIT-WHOI 2002-2004 physical oceanography graduate student
Princeton University, (1998-2002)
New Jersey
  • BA in Geosciences
  • GPA: 3.94/4.0 in coursework
  • Awards and Involvements:
    • Magna cum laude
    • Sigma Xi
    • Edward Sampson Prize in Environmental Geosciences Research
Morristown High School, (1994-1998)
Morristown, IN
  • Graduated in top 2% of class


Ivy Bound Test Prep
  • Tutored three students for the SATs and one for the GREs since 2009
Rutgers University Geography Department:
  • Instructor, Earth Systems, Summer 2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Earth Systems 2010-2011
  • Transforming the Global Environment 2011-2012 (100-level college courses)
Columbia University Climate and Society Program:
  • Teaching Assistant, Regional Climate and Climate Impacts, Spring, 2009, Spring 2010 (core course of the Masters Program in Climate and Society)
Boston Learning Center
  • Math and Science Tutor (May/June 2005): for economically disadvantaged Boston area students (4th to 11th grade)
Princeton University, Geosciences Department:
  • Teaching/Lab Assistant (2001- 2002): for courses GEO 210 and GEO 225 (freshman/sophomore level courses)
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaching Assistant (Summer 1999): or advanced high school physics course
  • have given lectures at Rutgers, Columbia, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS), African Center for Meteorological Application to Development (ACMAD)
Other Professional/Academic Experience:
  • I have worked at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Professional Societies
  • Association of American Geographers, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, American Society for Composers and Publishers


    • music (trumpet, piano, singing, shofar, composition, arrangement) – classical, liturgical, klezmer, jazz, some indie rock 23 years of musical experience in a wide range of contexts, martial arts 10 years total experience between several styles, tennis, soccer, volleyball, hiking, running, being active in the Jewish community, interfaith dialogue, charity

Asher Siebert


  • U.S. & Internationally--via Skype
  • Summer: : Highland Park, NJ
  • School Year: : Highland Park, NJ


  • SAT I:
    • Math: 790
    • Verbal: 720
    • Writing: 740
    • When I took the Writing test, it was an SATII, but was similar to the writing section of the current SATI
  • SATII:
    • Math IIC 800 
    • Biology 710
  • General GRE:
    • Math 800
    • Verbal 710 (98%ile)
    • Writing 5.5/6
  • AP exams:
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Statistics
    • Music Theory
    • Human Geography
  • Environmental Sciences, (maybe Physics, Chemistry or Biology if needed)

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