Dr. Julian Reyes
Deputy Director for Services
Dr. Julian Reyes is Deputy Director for Services, and also serves as Assistant Director for Climate Services at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he detailed from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Hubs program.
In his most recent role as the National Coordinator for the USDA Climate Hubs, Julian provided connection and cohesion across the regional Hubs, integrated Climate Hub work across USDA agencies, coordinated with other climate networks, and engaged partners and stakeholders. Prior, Julian was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in their climate change office. There, he supported negotiations for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (including its first Gender Policy) and the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (gender and Action for Climate Empowerment).
Julian was also a Climate Hub Fellow with the USDA Southwest Climate Hub from 2016 to 2019. He spearheaded development of the AgRisk Viewer, a new platform to provide accessible and discoverable crop insurance loss data. Related data synthesis and research produced new knowledge on agricultural risk management using spatio-temporal patterns of crop insurance loss. Julian earned both his B.S. and PhD in civil engineering from Washington State University. He was a Science Policy Fellow at the U.S. Global Change Research Program and a Fulbright Research Scholar in Germany.