Member since 2004. Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Dr. Amy Wolfe is currently the primary geohealth and environmental geochemistry researcher at the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS), which is a research center within the University of Kentucky. She participates in or leads transdisciplinary research collaborations on topics such as geologic controls on the spatial and temporal variability of indoor radon, geochemistry and public health issues associated with radioactive oilfield brines, metals in the environment, and fluorine uptake in humans. The KGS geohealth program leverages active collaborations with other University of Kentucky researchers in areas such as geology, epidemiology, economics, early childhood outcomes, science communications, GIS applications, and public policy.
Question posed to candidates: As one of the elected leaders of your section, how will you partner with your president and president-elect to communicate with and engage your members as a way to promote science and advance AGU’s mission and vision?
Response: One of the most impactful aspects of AGU’s Geohealth section is the implicit recognition that, as a community, we are stronger together. Communications – written, oral and across all forums – are critically important to successfully building strong and vibrant communities. If elected secretary, I will engage with our leadership and members, as follows: first, I will promptly distribute information (e.g., announcements, minutes, etc.) and encourage members to provide feedback, ideas and concerns to the leadership. Second, to increase visibility and maximize distribution of section information, I will coordinate more with our social media chairs. Regular updates will help unify the membership around the section’s stated goals, foster a stronger sense of community by highlighting ongoing activities and shared progress in meeting these goals, and help us maintain the momentum and excitement generated during the Fall Meeting. Third, I would like to build relationships with Geohealth-relevant communities external to AGU to promote the Fall Meeting and solicit session proposals; this has a secondary benefit of (potentially) expanding membership, providing members with additional opportunities for collaboration/networking, and increasing diversity. And finally, thank you for your consideration – it would be a privilege to serve you!