GSA Director for Geoscience Policy
GSA Welcomes Kasey S. White as New Director for Geoscience Policy
Kasey Shewey White joined The Geological Society of America in December as Director for Geoscience Policy, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Washington, D.C. office. White was most recently serving as Project Director in AAAS’s Office of Government Relations, where she focused on climate change and environmental issues, as well as the use of science in policymaking. She recently authored Working with Congress, a book to guide scientists in their policy involvement.
White formerly served as Director of Public Affairs for the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, where she led outreach efforts to the media, the general public, and Congress related to the Ocean Drilling Program.
She worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a co-editor of Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and was the lead author of the technical summary of the report. For her effort in this position, she received a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize! White has also worked for the American Geological Institute’s Government Affairs Program.
White has a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University and a M.A. in Environmental Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University.
In welcoming White to GSA, Executive Director Jack Hess comments, “Her accomplishments in the fields of science policy and science communication are notable, and we are honored to have someone of this caliber working with GSA to help realize our vision and fulfill our mission in support of the geosciences.”
Director for Geoscience Policy
GSA Washington Office
1200 New York Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005