Raj Pandya

Raj Pandya is the Director of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Thriving Earth Exchange, a program that connects scientists and communities, especially historically excluded communities, and helps them work together on projects that advance community priorities. He is interested in how the sciences can be more participatory, how inclusivity contributes to innovation and relevance, and how the sciences can be allies in advancing justice. Dr. Pandya chaired the National Academies committee on “Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning,” and has served or is serving on advisory boards for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Public Lab, the Citizen Science Association, the Anthropocene Alliance, the Denver Institute for Science and Policy, ISET International, and the Science and Research subcommittee for the City of Denver’s Sustainability Advisory Council.