Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux Elected President of the American Association of State Climatologists

Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux, a professor of geography at the University of Vermont, has been elected to serve a two-year term as the president of the American Association of State Climatologists.

The organization provides expertise, outreach, and communication about climate and climate-change issues to all members of the public, state agencies, the private sector, and the federal government. It is a professional scientific organization composed of state climatologists, directors of the six regional climate centers, and associate members interested in the goals and activities of the association.

“I am humbled and deeply privileged to serve in this role, as we in the association seek to provide climate services to all of our stakeholders in equitable ways while growing and supporting our upcoming generations of climatologists,” Professor Dupigny-Giroux said.

Dr. Dupigny-Giroux’s research interests intersect a number of interdisciplinary fields including hydroclimatic natural hazards and climate literacy as well as the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems in the fields of spatial climate and land-surface processes.

Professor Dupigny-Giroux holds a bachelor’s degree in physical geography and development studies from the University of Toronto. She earned a master’s degree in climatology and hydrology and a Ph.D. in climatology and geographic information systems from McGill University in Montreal.

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