Director, Thriving Earth Exchange,

American Geophysical Union

Raj Pandya. Director, Thriving Earth Exchange, American Geophysical Union. The Thriving Earth Exchange helps volunteer scientists and community leaders work together to use science, especially Earth and space science, to advance community priorities related to sustainability, resilience, disaster risk reduction, and environmental justice. As director, Dr. Pandya invites everyone to be part of guiding and doing science, especially people from historically marginalized communities, so that the sciences can contribute to a world where all people and nature can thrive, now and in the future. Before joining AGU, Dr. Pandya led education, engagement, and diversity programs connected to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, led an international research and development project that used weather data to better manage meningitis in Africa, and held a faculty position at West Chester State University. He holds a PhD from University of Washington exploring how large thunderstorms grow and persist.

Profile Summary

  • climate change vulnerability

  • climate change adaptation

  • mainstreaming climate resilience

  • disaster risk management

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