Amy Luers (2000)
Fellowship Year: 2000
Academic Background: Stanford University - Ph.D.
Current Position: Director of Climate Change , Skoll Global Threats Fund
Amy Luers is the Director of Climate Change at the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF). She joined SGTF from Google where she started and co-led the development of a series of initiatives focused on information and communication technology for environmental monitoring, climate risk management, and science communication. Prior to joining Google, Amy headed the Climate Change Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) California office. Amy started off her career working on rural water resources development and management in Latin America. She is co-founded and was the former executive director of Agua Para La Vida (water for life), an NGO dedicated to bringing potable water to rural communities of Latin America. Amy holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and an M.A. in international policy studies, both from Stanford University, a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Humboldt State University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Middlebury College.
Expertise: Energy & Climate Change, Int'l Conservation & Developmt, Water Resources
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Switzer Network News » Climate Change and Biodiversity
Other Switzer Foundation Grant Awards » Luers - 2005 - Year Two, Climate Impacts Scientist
News - Fellows » Switzer Fellows Quoted on Google's Efforts to Improve Climate Change Communications
News - Fellows » Amy Luers presented recently at the Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia on "Transitioning to a Better World"
News - Fellows » Luers on linking science with on-going social media efforts
News - Fellows » Luers and Heller featured in article on women in climate sciences
Blog Post - Fellow » Lara Hansen on Inaugural National Adaptation Forum: Whole lotta adapting going on!