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Greg Holland Director C3WE Greg Holland, C3WE Director
Greg Holland, C3WE's Director, also leads the Regional Climate Prediction Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He was previously Director of NCAR’s Earth System Laboratory. His current research focuses on regional climate prediction, hurricanes and applications of extreme value theory. His career in tropical meteorology includes forecasting, teaching, research, and community service, including service on a number of committees and review boards for NOAA, the National Academies and NASA, and chairing the Tropical Meteorological Program of WMO. His publications include major contributions to six textbooks and forecast manuals, and more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers. Greg received his bachelors in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and an MS and PhD in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.
Cindy Bruyere photo Cindy Bruyère, C3WE Deputy Director
Cindy Bruyère leads the NCAR-based systems development effort for the Engineering for Climate Extremes®. She plays a key role in the development of the Global Risk, Resilience, and Impacts Toolbox® (GRRIT®). In her role, Cindy directs efforts to incorporate tools as they are developed into GRRIT, spearheads related database construction, maintenance, and management, and is responsible for climate downscaling efforts conduct by the group. Cindy has an MSc in Dynamical Modeling and a PhD in Environmental Management. She started her career at the South African Weather Service, where she rose to Assistant Director of research programs, and Project Manager for operational systems. Her crrent research activities include understanding and predicting the impact of climate variability and change; dynamical model development; creating useful climate decision-making tools; and the development of statistical downscaling techniques.
James Done C3WE Research Lead James Done, Research Lead
James Done is a Willis Research Fellow and science lead for the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership, Boulder Colorado. He is engaged in an active research program on future changes in extreme weather and societal impacts. His specific research interests include; understanding the physical processes leading to  high-impact weather and climate events, predictability limits and variability of high-impact weather events across a range of temporal and spatial scales, and drivers of societal impacts, incorporating weather, climate, exposure, vulnerability and human behavioral factors. James obtained his BS and PhD in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology from Reading University.
Ming Ge C3WE Associate Scientist Ming Ge, Associate Scientist
Ming Ge specializes in numerical modeling and data analysis/processing with the research interest on physics and impact of tropical cyclone. She obtained BS and MS in Atmospheric Science from Nanjing Univ. P.R.China.
Rachel Hauser C3WE Relationship Development Lead Rachel Hauser, Relationship Development Lead
Rachel Hauser is UCAR’s Manager of Foundations and Partnerships, as well as the Operations Manager for NCAR’s Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership. In these roles, she identifies, develops, and promotes collaborations and development opportunities between UCAR, NCAR, the ECEP team and other research institutions, as well as with government, non-governmental and for-profit organizations. Rachel has worked in the geosciences and technology realm for almost 20 years, focusing on relationship and business development. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in Geography, and an MSc in Environmental Studies.
Abby Jaye C3WE Associate Scientist Abby Jaye, Associate Scientist
Abby Jaye specializes in regional climate modeling using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and the analysis and visualization of weather and climate data. Abby began her career as an air quality scientist and meteorologist at the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO) leading the air quality grid modeling work for the six Midwestern states. Abby has BS in Atmospheric Science from Creighton University and an MS in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Heather Lazrus C3WE Rising Voices Lead Heather Lazrus, Rising Voices Lead 
Heather Lazrus is a Project Scientist in the MMM Laboratory at the NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. Heather is an environmental anthropologist and uses the theories and methods in the anthropological toolkit to investigate the cultural mechanisms through which all weather and climate risks are perceived, experienced, and addressed. Heather focuses on the interface between extreme weather and climate change and works closely with colleagues from diverse disciplines. Her research contributes to improving the utility of weather forecasts and warnings, reducing social vulnerability to atmospheric and related hazards, and understanding community and cultural adaptations to climate change. Heather has worked extensively in Tuvalu, New Zealand and the United States. Heather obtained a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Washington in 2009. Dr Lazrus is the co-founder and co-organizer of the Rising Voices: Collaborative Science for Climate Solutions Program at NCAR which promotes and facilitates more cultural diverse weather, climate and adaptation science. She serves on the American Meteorological Society Societal Impacts Board and was a member of the American Anthropological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change (2011-2014).
Andreas Prein C3WE Project Scientist Andreas Prein, Project Scientist
Andreas Prein earned his masters and doctor degrees at the University of Graz, Austria where he investigated uncertainties in climate model projections and benefits of high-resolution climate modeling. Dr. Prein's main research focuses on the understanding of hydrologic climate extreme events, their potential changes due to climate change and impacts on society. The main tools that he uses for his research are convection-permitting regional climate models that are able to explicitly simulate deep convection and resolve the fine-scale structures that are occurring in rainfall extremes. He is an expert in dynamical climate modeling, climate model evaluation, high-resolution observational datasets, and advanced statistical analysis.
Erin Towler C3WE Project Scientist Erin Towler, Project Scientist
Erin Towler’s research interests are spanning the water-climate-decision interface. Erin uses her expertise in water resources and passion for use-inspired research to develop creative tools that make global climate risks relevant to local water and natural resource management. Her work has contributed to understanding climate risks to water quantity and quality, with applications in water supply, drinking water sources and treatment, and environmental flows. Erin received her PhD in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010.Erin leads C3WE’s Regional Climate Tutorial, which provides an overview of best practices for developing regional climate data and how it can be used for impact assessments.  She is a Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) alumi, and serves on the PACE Oversight Committee.
Mari Tye C3WE ECEP Lead  Mari Tye, ECEP® Lead
Mari Tye is a Civil Engineer, with 10 years experience in flood mitigation and sustainable drainage, highways design, ports and harbor design, construction supervision, and master planning for large-scale developments. She is currently a researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research specializing in the statistics of extreme and high impact weather and climate events. Before studying for her PhD related to changes in extreme rainfall over the UK at Newcastle University, she held positions at CH2M and AECOM, and briefly volunteered in Uganda as a water resource engineer. Mari holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and French from Nottingham University, is a Chartered Engineer with in the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers (PE Equivalent); Lincensed Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has a PhD in Statistical Climatology.
Willy Accame, C3WE Industry Advisor, Panattoni Development  Guillermo (Willy) Accame, C3WE/NCAR Industry Advisor
Director of Risk Management, Panattoni Development Company, Inc.
Willy has a diverse background and more than 35 years of experience in property redevelopment, insurance, litigation, environmental risk, and natural resources. At Panattoni Development Company, he manages risk throughout the company’s operations and is responsible for implementation of initiatives consistent with the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Accame currently serves as the C3WE/NCAR Industry Advisor, providing a strong industry perspective along with his expertise on some of the leading extreme weather- and climate-related questions facing the construction and real estate development industry. Willy holds a BS degree in geology and a Master’s degree in Geochemistry and Remote Sensing.