Yesterday, NASA welcomed a new employee. Katherine Calvin will play the role of chief scientist and senior climate adviser.
On Monday’s release, “NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that Dr. Katherine Calvin will serve the agency in dual roles as chief scientist and senior climate adviser effective Monday.”
Nelson also added that Calvin will bring her expertise in integrated human-Earth system modeling to help ensure the Biden Administration has the data to achieve “the critical goal of protecting our planet.”
Before NASA, She was an Earth scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, Maryland. Her responsibilities on the institute’s Global Change Analysis Model were a system for exploring and analyzing the relationships between human and Earth systems.
Dr. Calvin will now supervise all science programs, strategic planning, policy, and implementation of the objectives. She will also portray NASA’s contributions to the national and international communities. While expressing her excitement she said, “NASA is a world leader in climate and Earth science. I’m excited to be a part of the team that is helping to advance this important science mission.”
She is an expert in the field of management, science, and engineering. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maryland.
One of NASA’s employees Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen who is the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate welcomed their new employee Dr. Katherine Calvin on Twitter. He tweeted, “Meet Dr. Katherine Calvin, @NASA’s chief scientist and senior climate advisor, effective today. Welcome to the NASA family! The #NASAScience team and I are looking forward to working with you as we advance our understanding of our home planet and beyond.”