Lisa was born in Sacramento, California in 1966. After earning her Ph.D. in 1995, Lisa became a researcher, and later director, at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and a Columbia University professor. At IRI Lisa led research directed at understanding and predicting near-term climate change and became a globally recognized climate prediction expert.
Lisa was also devoted to her family and friends. On January 13, 2022, Lisa’s courageous 5 year battle with cancer came to an end. She is survived by her husband, David Cooperberg; sons Samuel and Matthew; sister Kristina Zimmerman; mother Marie Betts; as well as her cherished dog Chewy.
For those who wish, and in lieu of flowers, donations in Lisa's memory to Feeding Westchester, Environmental Defense Fund, Susan G. Komen Foundation or any other charity of your choosing would be appreciated.
Lisa's funeral will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
11:30 am service at, Beecher Flooks Funeral Home 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Followed by burial at, Kensico Cemetery 273 Lakeview Ave, Valhalla, NY 10595.