Hunter Jones

Hunter Jones is a Pro­gram Spe­cial­ist with­in the Cli­mate Vari­abil­i­ty and Pre­dictabil­i­ty pro­gram of NOAA’s Cli­mate Pro­gram Office (CPO), where he inte­grates the division’s earth sys­tem sci­ence capa­bil­i­ties and research with NOAA’s mis­sion pri­or­i­ties and require­ments for soci­etal resilience to cli­mate. In addi­tion to car­ry­ing out cli­mate sci­ence research grant com­pe­ti­tions and pro­gram devel­op­ment activ­i­ties, Hunter is expand­ing CPO’s engage­ment with vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties by sup­port­ing devel­op­ment of an inte­grat­ed infor­ma­tion sys­tem for cli­mate extremes (such as heat waves). He is the recip­i­ent of a Knauss Sea Grant fel­low­ship and holds a Master’s degree in cli­mate sci­ence and pol­i­cy from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Envi­ron­ment. While at Duke, he served as a del­e­gate to the UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha, explor­ing cli­mate impacts on humans and oth­er coastal and pelag­ic species.