About Dawn


Chief Scientist of Esri

Chief scientist Dr. Dawn Wright is responsible for strengthening the scientific foundation of Esri software and services while representing Esri to the international scientific community. As such, she has served on many advisory boards including the NOAA and US EPA Science Advisory Boards; the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board; and the Science Advisory Boards of Conservation International, COMPASS Science Communication, and the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. In April 2021, she was elected a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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