Allison M Franzese

Pronouns: She/Her

Adjunct Research Scientist, Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Associate Professor, Hostos Community College, Natural Sciences Department, Physical Sciences Unit

Comer 425
61 Route 9W
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, NY 10964


Allison Franzese is an Associate Professor at CUNY Hostos Community College, where she teaches courses in Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her research activities take place at both Hostos and Lamont and involve the application of isotope geochemistry to paleoceanography. An overarching theme of her research is how the “Global Conveyor Belt” or thermohaline circulation (THC) was different in the past, with a particular focus on how the surface return flow of the THC has changed over millenial-scale, glacial-interglacial, and longer timescales.