WOODS HOLE – The science advisor for President Barack Obama has returned to the Woods Hole Research Center.
Dr. John Holdren served under the former president as the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology policy for eight years.
He was the longest serving presidential science advisor since the position was created during World War II.
Holdren returns to the research center as a senior advisor to its president.
Prior to working in the White House, Holdren served as the President of the research center from 2005 to 2009.
He also has returned to working as a professor of environmental science and policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Holdren, who had a critical role in developing and implementing the Obama Administration’s domestic and international climate policies, will work pro-bono for the research center to provide strategic guidance and help to make sure the organization remains on the cutting edge of climate change research.