NC CSC Welcomes Robin O’Malley as USGS Center Director
Robin O’Malley has been named as the U.S. Geological Survey Director of the North Central Climate Science Center, based in Fort Collins, Colorado. The NC CSC is one of eight regional centers at the core of the Department of the Interior's climate change response strategy.
Prior to joining the NC CSC, Mr. O’Malley served eight years as the Policy and Partnership Coordinator at the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, the managing entity for the CSCs, in Reston, Virginia. As the second permanent staff member of NCCWSC, he played an instrumental role in the startup of the CSC network, assisting with strategy, budget, hiring, and the selection of initial CSC host institutions and consortia. Throughout his tenure, he was responsible for establishing and maintaining inclusive processes that enabled partners to shape the CSC network's scientific agenda and participate in co-development of actionable science.
Mr. O’Malley has extensive background in environmental reporting, natural resource policy development and analysis, and program management. He previously worked in various capacities for the Department of the Interior and the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and also served as senior staff member at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and in the office of Governor Thomas H. Kean of New Jersey.
He holds a master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York.