Andrea J. Ray
Earth Sytem Research Laboratory
Boulder, CO 80305
Andrea Ray, an AMS Member, is a physical scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. She works on applications of climate information and projections in natural resource management. Dr. Ray has worked extensively with the Bureau of Reclamation to document needs for climate information in water management, and to connect research and decisionmaking applications. Currently she is exploring the needs of other federal resource agencies for guidance on climate change, and is working to engage these agencies to understand their key climate- sensitive policy and planning processes. Dr. Ray recently led a climate assessment effort to inform the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service status review of the American pika, and was one of the lead authors of Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to support Water Resources Management and Adaptation. Previously, she worked for the NOAA Offices of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and Policy and Strategic Planning, and was a program manager for the NOAA Pan-American Climate Studies research program. Dr. Ray has a Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Colorado.