Shannon L. Ruddy is a Senior Program Assistant in the FNB at the IOM. She has also worked with the NRC where she worked on several reports, including Partnerships for Reducing Landslide Risk, Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services, Government Data Centers: Meeting Increasing Demands, Resolving Conflicts Arising from the Privatization of Environmental Data, Review of EarthScope Integrated Science, and National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Programs: Rethinking the Focus. She has been with the National Academies since 2001. She holds a B.A. in environmental science from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Previously, she worked as a Researcher for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 3 CERCLA/ Superfund Records Center.