New Program Managers Join DOE’s Earth and Environmental System Modeling and Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Programs

Published: 7 April 2020
Xujing Davis and Jennifer Arrigo.
Xujing Davis and Jennifer Arrigo.

New leaders recently joined the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) and Terrestrial Ecosystem Science programs.

Xujing Davis

Xujing Davis has joined DOE as program manager for the Earth System Model Development (ESMD)  component of the EESM program.  In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) and related research. Along with Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) Program Manager Renu Joseph and MultiSector Dynamics Program Manager Bob Vallario, the addition of Davis completes EESM’s team of program managers.

Davis received a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. She subsequently worked as a postdoctorate and then senior researcher of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Since 2016, she has been Program Director for Physical Oceanography and Arctic Natural Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  In this role, she represented NSF and the U.S. government to domestic and international scientific committees, and she led town halls on behalf of NSF at numerous international scientific conferences.

Jennifer Arrigo

DOE’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program recently welcomed Jennifer Arrigo to the Environmental System Sciences Team as a program manager. Before joining DOE, she spent three years with the U.S. Global Change Research Program, where she led scoping, development, and support for a U.S. Program Office for the Global Water and Energy Exchanges (GEWEX) project. She also provided support for U.S. interagency water activities under USGCRP.

Arrigo, who holds a PhD in geography from Boston University, also served as a program manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office, where she managed the Climate Monitoring Program. She spent several years working with a diverse water science research community as a senior program manager and then deputy director of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. She also served as an assistant professor of atmospheric science at East Carolina University.

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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.