Dr. Apurva Dave is the International Coordinator and a Senior Analyst at the National Coordination Office (NCO). In this position, he works with USGCRP leadership to develop the Program’s near- and long-term priorities for international engagement and cooperation, as mandated by the Global Change Research Act. Apurva coordinates the International Activities Interagency Working Group (IAIWG), to advance cross-agency international activities. He serves as the point of contact with selected international programs, ensuring appropriate liaison with USGCRP agencies and NCO staff.
Prior to joining USGCRP, Apurva was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the EPA's Office of Atmospheric programs, where he helped coordinate interagency and international teams working on protection of the ozone layer and mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants.
Apurva holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Duke University. At Duke, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and instructor. He was also a high school science teacher for 5 years in the School District of Hillsborough County, Florida.