MSD Career Panel Webinar

You are invited to an MSD Career Panel scheduled for Wednesday July 20th from 3 to 4:30pm ET US via webinar. Click here to register.

The goal of the career panel is to give early career researchers insight into what it means to be an MSD researcher from multiple diverse perspectives. We’ll hear about the various career paths that researchers take and how they see the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field. Though this event is designed for early career researchers, all career stages are welcome to attend!

Dr. Nicole Jackson is a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories as part of the Energy-Water System Integration department. Her overarching research goal is to advance the resiliency of critical infrastructure to extreme weather events and natural hazards and she uses data science, climate science, econometrics, and risk management to develop new analytical and systems-based approaches. Dr. Jackson was also a post-doctoral researcher at Sandia and completed her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds an M.S. from Virginia Tech and completed her B.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Vivek Srikrishnan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell. He works on climate risk management at the interface of systems engineering, climate dynamics, economics, data science, and decision science. Dr. Srikrishnan received an M.S. and Ph.D in Energy & Mineral Engineering from Penn State and a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jennie Rice is a senior research scientist with a background in decision sciences, economics, and systems engineering. She is the Principal Investigator for the Integrated Multisector, Multiscale Modeling (IM3) Science Focus Area for DOE/Office of Science. Jennie previously worked for PNNL from 2009-2015 leading model integration and demonstration for the Platform for Regional Integrated Modeling and Analysis (PRIMA). Jennie also has extensive experience providing applied risk and uncertainty analyses in consulting and contract research. Her domain experience includes climate change mitigation and adaptation planning, electricity capacity expansion planning, water resource management, weather risk management, and urban and land use planning. Her educational background includes B.A., Science, Technology, and Society; Honors in Humanities, Stanford University and M.S., Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

Dr. Pat Reed’s primary research interests relate to sustainable water management given conflicting demands from renewable energy systems, ecosystem services, expanding populations, and climate change. The tools developed in Dr. Reed’s group bridge sustainability science, risk management, economics, multiobjective decision making, operations research, computer science, and high performance computing. Dr. Reed joined Cornell University as a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013, prior to that he was faculty at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Reed’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Missouri at Rolla and his graduate studies are from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This panel is organized by the MSD Working Group on Professional Development and Education for Early Career Scientists and moderated by Ana Dyreson and Steve Smith. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists during the panel discussion. After a one hour panel discussion, there will be opportunities to join breakout sessions with panelists or moderators to encourage networking in smaller groups.

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