Join us as we welcome environmental scientist, Dr. Kristen Averyt for part of our SNC Tahoe Business Speaker Series. This event will be held in TCES 139-141. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kristen Averyt became the eighth President of the Desert Research Institute, the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education, in 2017. Before coming to DRI, Dr. Averyt was the Associate Director for Science at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a joint institute of NOAA and the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Throughout her career, Dr. Averyt has been committed to bringing science to bear on societal issues, from local to global. She was a lead author on the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, and was recently named a lead author for the coming Fourth Assessment. She is a non-resident Senior Policy Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and is very active on numerous boards and committees in the scientific community.