We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sandy Lucas has joined GOMO as the Director of the Arctic Research Program (ARP). She comes to GOMO after serving for the past 12 years as the Program Manager for the Climate Variability and Predictability Program in the Climate Program Office (CPO). During her time at CPO, Sandy managed a broad portfolio of scientific research including ocean-atmosphere interactions, global ocean circulation, understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation, field campaigns, and predictability of the growth and loss of Arctic sea ice.
Sandy has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences and a MS in Physical Oceanography from Stony Brook University, and a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining NOAA in 2008, she worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her interests focus on the ocean and the Arctic’s role in climate variability and change, science policy, and the transformation of research to relevant information for society to better plan, prepare and respond to a changing climate.
Sandy has a terrier-mix rescue dog named Mae and loves traveling, camping, reading, music and spending time with friends and family. Welcome, Sandy!