Maggie Walser, an AMS Member, is a Program Officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate at the National Research Council in Washington, D.C. She primarily works on weather issues, as well as the national security implications of climate change. She has served as the study director for When Weather Matters: Science and Services to Meet Critical Societal Needs (2010) and The National Weather Service Modernization and Associated Restructuring: A Retrospective Assessment (2011). Prior to joining the NRC, she was the AGU/AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, working with the majority staff of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Walser has BS degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering, and a PhD degree in chemistry, all from the University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation research focused on the composition and photochemistry of secondary organic aerosol, as well as measurement of biogenic emissions of atmospherically relevant trace gases.