Carolina Vera is the Director of the Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (CIMA) and UMI/IFAECI, joint institute between the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina National Council of Sciences (CONICET) and CNRS (France). Also she is Full Professor of the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and Principal Researcher (CONICET).
She obtained her Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences at the University of Buenos Aires in 1992, under Prof. Eugenia Kalnay. Her current research interests focus on climate variability and change over South America. She has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters, as well as many other planning documents and workshop papers. She has also organized many international workshops and conferences.
She is currently Officer Member of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee. She is also member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change (IAI), and she has been the Co-Chair of the WCRP/CLIVAR Panel for the Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS), Chair of the American Meteorological Society STAC Committee for Meteorology and Oceanography of the Southern Hemisphere, and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the South American Low-Level Jet experiment (SALLJEX). She has been Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" (SREX).