Heidi Cullen, an AMS Member, is Vice President for External Communications and Chief Climatologist for Climate Central, a non-profit science journalism organization headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cullen is the author of The Weather of the Future published in 2010 by Harper Collins. Before joining Climate Central, where she reports on climate and energy issues for programs like PBS NewsHour, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel's first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, a weekly television series focused on issues related to climate change and the environment. Prior to that Dr. Cullen worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. She received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate and Global Change Fellowship and spent two years at Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society working to apply long-range climate forecasts to the water resources sector in Brazil and Paraguay. In addition to being an AMS member, she is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Dr. Cullen also serves as a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. She has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and a PhD degree in climatology and ocean-atmosphere dynamics from Columbia University.