Julian Reyes is the National Coordinator for the USDA Climate Hubs program. In this role, he provides connection and cohesion across the regional Hubs, integrates Climate Hub work across USDA agencies, coordinates with other climate networks, and engages with stakeholders. Prior, Julian was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in their climate change office.
Julian was also a Climate Hub Fellow with the USDA Southwest Climate Hub from 2016 to 2019. He spearheaded development of the AgRisk Viewer, a new platform to provide accessible and discoverable crop insurance loss data. Related data synthesis and research produced new knowledge on agricultural risk management using spatio-temporal patterns of crop insurance loss. Julian has broad expertise in hydroclimatology, climate change and impacts in agroecosystems, and eco-hydrologic modeling.
Julian received his PhD in civil engineering from Washington State University (WSU) in 2018 and a B.S. in civil engineering from WSU in 2010. He was a Science Policy Fellow at the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2014 and a Fulbright Research Scholar in 2011 (Germany).
AgRisk Viewer, a web-based platform that "brings to life" crop insurance loss data in an accessible and discoverable format for enhanced decision making