Welcoming Cynthia Garcia-Eidell and Jordan Kazemi to the Data Management co-leadership

Vanessa Raymond December 18, 2023

The Data Management Collaboration Team is welcoming Cynthia (Cindy) Garcia-Eidell and Jordan Kazemi as federal co-leads.

Cynthia Garcia

@Cynthia Garcia is a Program Manager for GOMO’s Arctic Research Program (ARP), specializing in sea ice observations and data management. She is also the coordinating editor of the NOAA Arctic Report Card. Cynthia was a 2022 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the ARP and has a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding biogeochemical changes along marginal ice zones and coastal margins of our planet using satellite-derived measurements. Before starting her Ph.D., Cynthia worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Cryospheric Sciences Lab at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she led and contributed to publications on remote sensing of sea surface salinity in polar waters.

Cynthia was born and raised in the Philippines and is passionate about mentoring and supporting other minoritized students in STEM. She also holds leadership positions in various professional organizations that help build supportive networks and alliances. Cynthia received her M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering from the Catholic University of Korea and her B.S. in Biology from the University of the Philippines. She enjoys practicing yoga, bouldering, and painting in her free time.

Jordan Kazemi

@Jordan Kazemi (or Jordan Beauregard) is a recognized U.S. government expert and resource on the national defense and security implications of climate change and environmental degradation. He has held several analytic and advisor positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, Interior, and the Intelligence Community focused on informing senior military and civilian leaders on climate, weather, and natural resource risks to military operating environments in and outside of the United States. Currently, Jordan serves as Senior Environmental Security Advisor to the Civil Applications Committee within the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey, working to integrate U.S. scientific models and capabilities into strategic intelligence assessments. Outside of government, Jordan is an Adjunct Professor in Global Affairs at George Mason University, but his proudest role yet has been becoming a father to his daughter Farrah. Jordan graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with a BA in Global Affairs, holds a MS in Strategic Intelligence from the U.S. National Intelligence University, and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College with a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies. To review the complete list of Jordan's publications and presentations, please see his ORCiD profile here: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1183-5532  

The Data Management Team thanks @Allen Pope and @Michael Brady for their years of support and diligence in advancing FAIR and CARE and data management best practices within and beyond the IARPC community. Their work advanced data management at NSF and DoD and we wish them the best with their new endeavors (and hope they will come back and share with us very soon).