Program Coordinator, NOAA/National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Elizabeth Ossowski is a Program Coordinator with NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). She coordinates the NIDIS Executive Council and several national-level initiatives, and supervises a team at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) supporting NIDIS. Prior to joining NIDIS, she served as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Berlin, Germany, conducting research on climate risk insurance, environmental conflict and state fragility, and the water-food-energy nexus. Before that, she worked for the Bureau of Reclamation and in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of the Interior. She also served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Correspondence at the White House during President Obama's first term, and worked as a legislative aide in his former U.S. Senate office. She holds an MS and a BA from Carnegie Mellon University.