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Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Deputy Director for Climate and the Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House

    Full Biography

    Dr. Lubchenco is a world-renowned environmental scientist with deep experience in science, academia, and government. She is a champion of science, the stronger engagement of scientists with society, and finding durable solutions to environmental challenges. She served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009-2013. She was an inaugural member of President Obama's “Science Dream Team".  From 2014 to 2016 she served as the first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean. She is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist, with expertise in the ocean, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being. To introduce her to his Senate colleagues for her confirmation hearing, Senator Ron Wyden called Lubchenco ‘the bionic woman of good science.’