White House Author
Director of the Climate Impacts Group and Assistant Dean for Applied Research at University of Washington’s College of the Environment
Amy Snover is the Director of the Climate Impacts Group and Assistant Dean for Applied Research in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment. Amy’s leadership over the past several decades has helped put communities in Pacific Northwest at the forefront of climate adaptation and mitigation with an educated, this-generation American workforce that grasps the climate-change challenge and is equipped to seek and implement solutions. Through her work, she assembles, interprets, translates, and delivers state-of-the-science understanding about climate risks facing the people, communities, and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Amy was the lead author of the groundbreaking 2007 guidebook, “Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments,” with over 3,000 copies now in use worldwide. Amy provides her students with impactful classroom experiences, and alumni from her classes and research group are now working in a number of organizations and institutions across the country where an understanding of climate variability and change is critical.