Renée Leduc Clarke,
an AMS Member,
is a project lead with
Development Alternatives, Inc.,
a major USAID contractor in Bethesda, Maryland.
She is Chief of Party for a USAID project, in partnership
with NASA, that is focused on
an international collaborative effort to improve environmental management
and resilience to climate change by strengthening the capacity of governments
and other key stakeholders to integrate Earth observations and geospatial
technologies into decision making for sustainable development.
Ms. Leduc Clarke works closely with NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center in
Huntsville, Alabama; regional environmental NGOs in Nairobi, Kenya and
Kathmandu, Nepal; and other locations in West Africa and Southeast Asia.
Before joining DAI, Ms. Leduc-Clarke she was the Director of Government Affairs and
International Environmental Strategy at
I. M. Systems Group
in Rockville, Maryland.
I. M. Systems Group is an environmental services firm that helps
governments manage the risks associated with the changing global
With 15 years of experience
in international environmental and space policy, she led IMSG's
efforts to communicate with key leaders in both U.S. federal agencies
and Congress. She is led business development efforts to build
partnerships with environmental and space agencies in developing
countries as they work to tackle the impacts of climate change.
A former Fulbright scholar in Malawi and Zimbabwe, she lived nearly
two years in southern Africa, and has extensive travel experience and
awareness of the diverse cultures in Southern, East, and West Africa.
For more than seven years, she worked at the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
where she advised two Administrators on environmental satellite policy
and making environmental information more accessible to developing
countries for sustainable development.
In 2012, she is President-Elect of Women in Aerospace, an
organization with networks across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Africa
dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and
increasing their visibility in the aerospace community. She will serve
as President of the group in 2013.
Ms. Leduc Clarke has a bachelor's degree in anthropology and biology from
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where she is now an active elected
member of the college's Alumni Council. She also has a Master of Public Policy
degree, with a focus on international politics, from American University in
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