Caitlin Buzzas is a Policy Associate for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program in Washington, D.C. She represents AMS on Capitol Hill and works to strengthen the connection between public policy and Earth system science and services. Caitlin builds policy research and creates opportunities for policymakers and scientists to engage and exchange perspectives to foster better-informed policy decisions. She has developed and implemented Congressional Visits Days, Capitol Hill briefings, Policy Study Series workshops, Professional Society panels and meetings, and the Summer Policy Colloquium. She is the AMS delegate to the US Global Change Research Program’s National Climate Assessment (NCAnet), the Climate Science Working Group, and the National Weather Association Committee on Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate.
Prior to AMS, Caitlin was Director of Operations and Client Relations at A Wider Circle, a DC area non-profit. She also served in the office of Senator Max Baucus from Montana and did business development for Adfero, Direct News in London. Caitlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and Comparative Government from the University of Montana.