Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Published March 16, 2023

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux is a professor of geography and geoscience at the University of Vermont. As a climatologist, she focuses on hydroclimatic natural hazards — climate hazards associated with the distribution of water, like floods or droughts — as well as other severe weather hazards. She can offer insight into climate literacy and climate change.

Dupigny-Giroux is an expert in the ways severe weather affects the landscape and people of Vermont. She’s worked on curricula for K-12 teachers and students on satellites, climatology and climate change. 

She has served as the Vermont State Climatologist since 1997, and is the immediate past president of the American Association of State Climatologists. In 2020, she was appointed by the Vermont House of Representatives to the Vermont Climate Council.

She holds a bachelor’s of science in physical geography and development studies from the University of Toronto and two degrees from McGill University: a master’s of science in climatology and hydrology, and a Ph.D in climatology and geographic information systems.  

A Black woman wearing a navy blouse and glasses.

Photo courtesy of Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux.

Pronouns: she/her

Expertise: Climate change, climate literacy, floods, drought, severe weather, climatology

Location: Burlington, Ver.

Email: ldupigny@uvm.edu

Heard on Vermont Public Radio:

Is this source outdated? Email us.