Curriculum Vitae

Education

BS Earth Systems, Stanford University (2006)
MS Earth Systems, Stanford University (2007)

Employment

TimVarga.com, Freelance Data Visualization Designer (2007-present)

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Climate Finance, Manager, Communications (2018)
CPI, Climate Finance, Senior Specialist, Communications and Knowledge Management (2014-2017)
CPI, Communications and Knowledge Management Associate (2012-2014)
CPI, Knowledge Manager (2011)

Spin City Coffee, Barista (2011-2015)

TerraPass, Carbon Offset Project Associate (2008-2011)

Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Asner Lab, Technician (2005-2008)

Stanford University, Earth Systems Program, Student Advisor (2004-2005)

Stanford Sierra Camp (SSC), Assistant Naturalist and Photographer (2004)

Stanford University, Dunbar Lab, Lab Assistant (2004)

The Quad, Photo Editor (2003-2004)

SSC, Assistant Photographer and Rock Climbing Instructor (2003)

REI, Seattle Flagship Store, Retail Sales Specialist (2001-2002)

University of Washington, Copy Services, Associate (1998-2001)

Publications

Gregory P. Asner, R.F. Hughes, T.A. Varga, D.E. Knapp, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, 2009. Environmental and Biotic Controls over Aboveground Biomass Throughout a Tropical Rain Forest. Ecosystems 12(2). DOI: 10.1007/s10021-008-9221-5

Timothy A. Varga and Gregory P. Asner, 2008. Hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing of fire fuels in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Ecological Applications, 18(3): 613-23. DOI: 10.1890/07-1280.1

Photography in Charles Quinn, 2006. A Nature Guide to the Southwest Tahoe Basin Including Desolation Wilderness and Fallen Leaf Lake: Trees, shrubs, ferns, flowers, birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and fishes inhabiting the Sierra Nevada watershed southwest of Lake Tahoe, California. CraneDance Publications, Eugene, Oregon. ISBN: 0-9708895-4-2

Awards, Honors, and Grants

(2006) Stanford Undergraduate Research Program (Geology) Grant

(2005) Earth Systems Program Research Grant

Teaching Experience, Invited Talks, and Service

(2016) “Effective Science Communication” University of Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

(2012) “G.I.S. for Econometric Modeling” Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(2007) “Big Island G.I.S.” University of Hawaii-Hilo, Hilo, HI

Climate Policy Initiative
“Communications for Researchers and Analysts”
“Basics of Data Visualization”
“Using GIS for Econometric Research”
“Web Administration and Management”

Stanford University
Teaching Assistant, “Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover” (2007)
Course Assistant, “Assessing Katrina” (2005)

Earth Systems Program, Diversity Committee (2005-2007)

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP), Docent (2002-2007)
JRBP, EPACS Middle School Science Tutor (2003-2005)