Caitlin Buzzas, an AMS Member, is a Policy Associate with the American Meteorological Society's Policy Program in Washington, D.C. She helps with all aspects of the Policy Program including AMS's Summer Policy Colloquium, research on expert elicitation on climate change perceptions, and how national climate policy plays out on local and regional levels. She has a special interest in how climate will affect geopolitics and the influence that climate change will have on global political structures and societies. Ms. Buzzas attended the University of Montana at Missoula and enjoyed a Semester at Sea, where she traveled to eleven different countries in Asia, Africa and South America. She graduated from the University of Aberystwyth in Wales, United Kingdom with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. After college she worked in business development for Adfero, Direct News in London. She then returned to the states where she interned on the Hill for Senator Max Baucus and later worked as the Director of Operations for a local non-profit before joining the AMS staff.