Our Team

SubjectToClimateTM (StC) is a nonprofit online connector for K-12 leaders of all subjects to find credible, unbiased, and engaging materials on climate change at no cost.

Founding Team

Team Members

Teacher Taskforce

The Teacher Taskforce works at the heart of what we do: to build a platform by teachers, for teachers. They ensure that the content on our website is engaging and something teachers would actually use in the classroom.

Scientist Reviewer

Advisory Board

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Ingrid Zabel works on making climate change science accessible to the public via exhibits at the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, teacher resources, and education programs for youth and adults. She also curates an online portal for climate change resources in New York State: the New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse.

    Dr. Zabel’s research background includes condensed matter physics, geophysics, remote sensing, and radar systems. She worked on modeling and field studies of sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet while at the Byrd Polar Research Center, and on surveillance radar at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

  • Laura di Bonaventura graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School and then worked for McKinsey & Co. for nearly 10 years. Post McKinsey, Laura helped launch the e-commerce site “cooking.com.” Since 2011 Laura has led sustainability for the largest K-12 independent school in Connecticut and is active in the state and National Associations of Independent Schools. As the Greenwich Country Day School’s Sustainability Director, Laura developed K-12 Standards, a specialized Sustainability Diploma, and course electives. She teaches and works with faculty and students on sustainability across the curriculum.

    Laura serves on her local Conservation Commission and The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut’s Board where she focuses on climate change policy initiatives and advocacy.  She and her husband Frits D. van Paasschen have 3 children. 

  • Parul is a founder/operator with 20+ years of experience working with global teams across diverse setups - startups, academia, nonprofits, and applied research lab. She co-founded Springboard (SF-based, Series B+ edtech startup) and scaled it from 0 to 8 figures in annual revenue, 200+ employees and ~800 contractors. 

    She is also engaged in the broader startup ecosystem as an angel investor, advisor, board member, and venture partner.  She is passionate about building a more sustainable world and is now dedicating her energies to learning about and accelerating climate solutions.

  • Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Ph.D. is a STEM education consultant, Earth and climate scientist, Secretary of the Education Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador, and Adjunct Professor at Bentley University. She was a 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, served as a senior scientist and chair of the Center for STEM Teaching and Learning at TERC, and as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).  Dr. Ledley is the 2013 American Geophysical Union's Excellence in Geophysical Education Awardee for her work in Earth system science and climate change education. She serves on the CLEAN Network Leadership Board, the Board of Advisors of the Museum of Science Boston, and the Board of Directors of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center.