White House Author
Parker Liautaud is Policy Advisor for Natural Resources at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). His work at OSTP focuses on agricultural, environmental, and life sciences. In his role, he currently co-chairs the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittees on Life Sciences and on Food and Agriculture, and represents OSTP on the Soil Science Interagency Working Group.
Parker studied Geology & Geophysics at Yale University. His research interests focus on pathways for deep decarbonization, which he studies through the lens of applied statistics and biogeochemistry. Parker has led research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic; in 2013, after three expeditions to the North Pole, he led the Willis Resilience Expedition, a climate change research expedition across Antarctica that broke the record for the fastest human-powered trek to the South Pole. Parker also became the youngest man to walk to the Pole at the time. In December 2013, he was named to TIME Magazine's 30 Under 30 list of people changing the world for his work on climate change.