Robin I O'Malley

Robin O'Malley is the Director of the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC), one of the eight regional centers that form the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center network.


Robin is Director of the Department of the Interior North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC), based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Prior to joining the NC CASC, he was the Policy and Partnership Coordinator at the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, the managing entity for the eight regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers. In this role, he was responsible for establishing and maintaining inclusive processes that enabled partners to shape the CASC network's scientific agenda and participate in co-development of actionable science. Previously, Robin was Director of Program Development and Director of the Environmental Reporting Program at The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. Robin has also worked at the Department of the Interior, both on the Policy staff and as Chief of Staff for the National Biological Survey, served as a Special Assistant to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, Deputy Science Advisor within the Interior Department, Associate Director for Natural Resources at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and senior environmental advisor to Governor Thomas H. Kean of New Jersey. He holds a master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York.