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Emily CoBabe-Ammann

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Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann

Director, UCAR Community Programs
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

As head of UCAR Community Programs (UCP), CoBabe-Ammann manages about 300 staff across a variety of programs that provide support for education and research in atmospheric and related science. UCP expenditures were about $50 million in fiscal year 2012. UCP’s activities include training weather forecasters in current research, bringing real-time data and software to university classrooms, managing field projects and fellowship programs, and supporting satellite-based Earth and atmospheric monitoring. CoBabe-Ammann spent the last three years running her own consultancy for science education development and management. Her work included strategic support to such organizations as NASA, the Center for Science Education (University of California, Berkeley), and Southwest Research Institute. CoBabe-Ammann served as the education lead for NASA’s Juno mission and several higher education initiatives in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. She also led the development of NASA’s Lunar Science Education Vision. Prior to running her own company, CoBabe-Ammann spent seven years at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, where she held a number of roles, including head of the Office of Communication and Outreach. CoBabe-Ammann holds a doctorate in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.