Lauren Alexander Augustine
Director, Office of Special Projects on Risk, Resilience and Extreme Events
National Academy of Sciences
BSc, Applied Mathematics and Systems Engineering and Master's, Environmental Planning and Policy, Univ. of Virginia; PhD, Harvard Univ. 2002, joined National Academy of Sciences; former Study Director, water science policy issues, Water Science and Technology Board; 2007, Deputy Director, African Science Academy Development Initiative , a cross-academies programme to build scientific capacity in national academies of science in eight African countries; 2008-13, Director, Disasters Roundtable; dev. portfolio on natural disasters and ways that science can inform policy to reduce the risk and elevate society's resilience to them; currently, Director, Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events, Office of Special Projects, Division of Policy and Global Affairs, and Associate Executive Director, Division of Earth and Life Studies. Member, Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience, World Economic Forum. Adviser, Thriving Earth Exchange programme, American Geophysical Union. Director, ResilientAmerica Roundtable and oversees its pilot projects in various communities across the country.