Mrs. Emily Seyller has an extensive background working with a variety of private, non-profit, and government organizations focusing on domestic and international climate change science, policy, and strategy in the climate change, environmental, and sustainability fields.
She is currently the Inform Decisions and Adaptation Science Program lead at the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) National Coordination Office in Washington, DC, a comprehensive and integrated climate change research program under the purview of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In her role at the USGCRP, Mrs. Seyller manages a new major initiative to improve the coordination, integration, and translation of climate change science and impacts for across the Federal government in an effort to enable and empower adaptation and mitigation decisions at a range of scales for a diversity of users. In addition, she manages the development of the USGCRP’s annual report to Congress, Our Changing Planet, highlighting the interagency climate change research and application activities conducted by the USGCRP Interagency Working Groups.
Prior to joining the USGCRP, Mrs. Seyller was the Deputy Program Manager for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Climate Change Center of Excellence, which focused on identifying the first-, second-, and third-order climate change impacts on national and international security while generating innovative mitigation and adaptation strategy solutions. During her three years at Booz Allen, she established a cross-functional Climate Change and National Security Task Force with employees across the Firm’s service offerings (e.g., security, risk management, sustainability and natural resources, analytics, modeling, etc.) to provide multi-disciplinary climate change-related services to our Civil, Security, and Defense clients in the Federal government.
Mrs. Seyller is a certified Change Management Advanced Practitioner from Georgetown University and is also certified in Climate Change Decision-Making from the University of Washington. She received an M.A. in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Public Policy and Environmental Studies from Hamilton College.
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