Dr. Chris Avery
NCA Chief of Staff
National Climate Assessment Staff (NCA)
Dr. Chris Avery serves as the NCA Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment (NCA). In this role, Chris manages the development, writing, and publication process of the NCA and other ongoing assessments.
Prior to joining USGCRP, Chris served as a Senior Advisor for the National Council for Science and the Environment, leading all communications and public facing work for the organization. Chris also worked in the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, focusing on stakeholder engagement. Prior to DOE, he served as a AAAS Congressional Fellow working for Senator Chris Coons. He was a member of Senator Coons’ energy and environment legislative team, with additional involvement in federal procurement and scientific integrity issues. Before his work as a AAAS Congressional Fellow, he served as a Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies, working on economic policy.
Chris earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He also received a B.S. in Chemistry from Hope College.