About Kyoung

Kyoung Choi is a Ph.D. student in the Ecosystem Sustainability program at Colorado State University. Her research interests include the water-food-energy-climate nexus as well as climate risk assessment and management in agriculture. She received her masters in Atmospheric Sciences in 2020 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied environmental effects on net land carbon flux in the present and future. Prior to her graduate studies, she was an environmental consultant working in South Korea and Japan. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and dancing. Group website:



  • Climate hazard impacts on agricultural production
  • Water-food-energy-climate nexus
  • Climate risk assessment and management in agriculture


MS, Atmospheric Sciences - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
IL, 2020

Graduate & Advisor Program

Dr. Nathan Mueller
Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability & Department of Soil and Crop Sciences