Dr. Pamela M. Collins is the Senior Advisor for Interagency & International Affairs in the Applied Sciences Program at NASA Headquarters. In this role, she coordinates engagement with the global Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and US GEO, supporting research collaborations and providing science-based policy guidance.
Prior to joining NASA, Dr. Collins served as the Director for Ecosystem Services Science in the Moore Center for Science at Conservation International, where she conducted and coordinated ecosystem services research and facilitated translation to national and global conservation policy. She was the 2015-2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Institute for Water Resources of the US Army Corps of Engineers, where she focused on ecosystem restoration and green infrastructure. Dr. Collins obtained her Ph.D. at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland mapping and modeling Holocene European vegetation change, and she earned her undergraduate degree in ecology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College.