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Rachael Jonassen

George Washington University


Areas of Expertise:

Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Policy, GHGs, Water

Dr. Jonassen is an expert in climate, energy, and water issues and has served federal and corporate clients on multiple strategic challenges related to climate change and energy. She has completed consulting assignments in 20 countries and for U.S. national programs. She also supports several NGOs helping develop standards and protocols related to climate change issues. Her professional accomplishments have been recognized through her election as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. At the National Science Foundation, she managed the nation’s basic research programs in carbon cycle, geomicrobiology, and coupled biogeochemical cycles, and served with nine programs that assess energy, water, and climate. She also coordinated international efforts in carbon cycle research for the US Global Change Research Program and helped manage the North American Carbon Program. Her work at NSF was recognized with the Director’s Award. rnrnShe is currently Visiting Scholar at George Washington University and holds joint appointments. In the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering she teaches graduate level climate change for engineers. In the College of Professional Studies she serves on the faculty for the Master’s Degree Certificate in Climate Change Management and Policy of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program and teaches about the scientific basis of climate change policy. Dr. Jonassen has taught at the graduate level on topics such as: hydroclimatology, paleoclimate, fluid dynamics, computer simulation, downscaling, and time series analysis. Her academic research on climate change is reported in more than 70 professional papers, more than 100 professional talks, and in five scholarly books. Rachael is a certified Program Management Professional.

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