Corey Scher

Corey Scher

PhD Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences

City University of New York

I’m a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Grad Center. The technical depth of my work is rooted in the science of satellite synthetic aperture radar for Earth observation. The breadth of my work spans applications in terrestrial hydrology and cryospheric sciences to the physical and environmental aspects of geopolitical conflict. I develop scientific algorithms to translate raw forms of satellite radar data into information valuable to the study of water resources, water related hazards, and information that can support humanitarian decision-making and emergency response.

I was born and raised in Berkeley, CA and am currently based in New York City. I sit at the City College of New York (CCNY) in West Harlem where I teach undergraduate-level laboratory sections introducing students to the earth and environmental sciences.


  • Remote sensing
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Hydrology
  • Critical physical geography


  • PhD in Earth and Environmental Science, (expected 2023)

    Graduate Center at the City University of New York

  • MS in Geology, 2019

    City University of New York

  • Bachelors in Geology, 2017

    University of California, Berkeley