During 2003-04, Wendy Parker was a Legislative Fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, focusing primarily on the issues of air pollution and climate change. Following this, she held postdoctoral research positions at the University of California, San Diego, and at Boston University, before accepting a post as assistant professor of philosophy at Ohio University. In 2013, she became reader in philosophy at Durham University in the UK, where she is also associate director of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS). She received a B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Much of her research concerns the methodology and epistemology of climate modeling.