Dr Heidi Roop is the Lead Scientist for Science Communication with the University Washington’s Climate Impact Group, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Working to strengthen the connection between climate science and decision making, Heidi interacts with a range of state, tribal and federal organizations and agencies to ensure the best available science is integrated into decision making. Heidi works specifically to design engagement strategies and metrics for assessing if and how the science co-produced with the Climate Impacts Group is both useable and used.
Heidi holds a PhD in Geology from Victoria University of Wellington, a MSc in Geology from Northern Arizona University and BA from Mount Holyoke College. Heidi has trained scientists young and old, including Noble Laureates, on effective communications skills. She is a trained instructor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and was formerly a research scientist at the United States Geological Survey.