Emily Therese Cloyd serves as the Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment. In this role, Emily leads the development and implementation of the NCA stakeholder engagement and communication strategy, plans and implements Assessment-related workshops and public meetings, contributes to Assessment-related products, and supports public participation and communication activities across USGCRP. She was a Contributing Author to the Decision Support chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment. Prior to joining the National Climate Assessment staff, she coordinated the carbon cycle and ecosystems research elements at USGCRP (2007-2010) and served as a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (2006).

Emily holds a Master's degree in Conservation Biology (State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry) and a Bachelor's degree in Plant Biology (University of Michigan), and has completed advanced coursework and research in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy at SUNY-ESF. Her research interests lie at the intersection of science and policy, studying how science and scientific information are used to support natural resources management and policy decisions.