My grandfather, William Klein, was a meteorologist. (Climate awareness runs in the family, I suppose.) He was a big shot in the field of statistical forecasting, inventing the “Klein Factor” which, was a very important factor that had to do with humidity. He got his PhD from MIT and for his final year, he lived in Cambridge, while his wife and two sons (including my father) lived outside of Washington DC. On the day that he defended his dissertation, he sent my grandmother a telegram with one sentence, which I am very excited to say to you now:
“Call me doctor.”
Yes, after 5 years of hard work, I have completed my PhD program! I am currently winding down with my final patients, working with them for about 15 hours a week, but starting in August, I will be full time working on The Climate Mobilization. I am sad to be leaving the world of clinical psychology (for now, anyway) , but I am extremely pleased with the education I received and know that it contributes invaluably to my climate work.
I have never felt as engaged with anything as I do with The Climate Mobilization.I feel it is what I was born to do, what I must do, and now– what I will do. All the time.
Below is my favorite picture from the graduation ceremony, featuring me, my mom Angie, and my little nephew Josh.
In lieu of presents (heehee) please donate to The Climate Mobilization’s Indiegogo campaign (Only 1 week left!)
Dr. Margaret Klein