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Heidi Roop

University of Washington
Lead Scientist for Science Communication
Dr. Heidi A. Roop combines climate research and the science of science communication to connect climate information to decision-makers and communities across the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and abroad. She is currently Lead Scientist for Science Communication with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (CIG) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. Heidi is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington and serves as an editor for the new open-access EGU journal Geoscience Communication. Heidi's scientific career has led her to all seven continents where she has participated in research from Alaska and Antarctica to the mountains of Vietnam and New Zealand. Heidi was formerly a Physical Scientist with the United States Geological Survey  and has developed numerous education and communication products for NASA, the National Science Foundation, GNS Science and the Exploratorium. Heidi holds degrees in Geology from Mount Holyoke College (B.A.), Northern Arizona University (M.S.) and Victoria University of Wellington (Ph.D.).