Dr. Erik Noble is the Chief of Staff for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Previously, he was Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he was the White House lead for Data and Earth Observations Policy. He was co-chair of the interagency U.S. Group on Earth Observations and co-lead for the cross-agency priority goal of Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset.
Prior to joining OSTP, Dr. Noble served as a Senior Policy Advisor for NOAA and the Acting Chief of Staff for NASA. Before joining government service, Erik briefly worked as a data science professional in the financial industry; and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow & Adjunct Assistant Professor in atmospheric science at the City College of New York. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado while conducting numerical modeling research at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. He also earned an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University.