The SW CASC is a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and a consortium of seven institutions led by the University of Arizona. Leadership includes the USGS Director and Deputy Director, who are responsible for administering the USGS budget and coordination with NCASC (National Climate Adaptation Science Centers), and the University Director and Assistant Director, who are responsible for administering the core hosting agreement and coordinating the multi-university consortium. Additionally, other SW CASC team members are the USGS Administrative Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Science Liaison, Science Communications Coordinator, as well as graduate and undergraduate student assistants.

University of Arizona

University Director

Gregg Garfin


Federal Director

Stephen Jackson

University of Arizona

Assistant Director

Anita Govert


Administrative Officer

Missy Matty

University of Arizona

Science Communications Coordinator

Sarah LeRoy

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Tribal Climate Adaptation Science Liaison

Althea Walker

University of Arizona

Communications Assistant

Earyn McGee

University of Arizona

Website Coordinator

Mattias Amezquita-Fox

University of Arizona

Research Administrator

Khuyen Huynh