Climate Impacts Group Welcomes New Deputy Director

The Climate Impacts Group is pleased to welcome Dr. Jason Vogel to the team as our Deputy Director. Jason joins us after twelve successful years as a consultant at Stratus Consulting and Abt Associates where he helped local, state, federal, and international clients adapt to climate change.

Throughout his career, Jason has led many complex interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research teams, including a recent two-year research project on the state of climate adaptation practice with The Kresge Foundation. This project involved engaging over 50 thought leaders to provide comprehensive recommendations for how community champions can take concrete adaptation actions in their own communities.

“After being part of the climate adaptation community with Jason for over a decade, I’m looking forward to having him on our team,” says Amy Snover, Director. “We are thrilled to have Jason’s new energy, perspectives, networks and expertise to help inform and expand our work across the region and beyond.”

In addition to Jason’s experiences incorporating climate change risk reduction perspectives into decision-making, he has been an agent of social change within his own community, having served on the board of directors of two local land management and recreation advocacy organizations in Boulder, Colorado. Jason received a B.S in Chemistry and a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

We are excited to have Jason embrace his new role as our Deputy Director. Welcome to the University of Washington, Jason!

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