Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Roles at NAAEE:ee360 Partner
Director of Education
Louisa Koch, NOAA’s Director of Education, educates and inspires the public and future workforce about the Earth System working with NOAA’s amazing array of people, partners, places, and information. Louisa also serves as NOAA’s National Team Lead for Regional Collaboration, helping to address complex, place-based challenges that require interdisciplinary approaches and regionally tailored solutions. Ms. Koch also served as NOAA’s acting Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research. Prior to joining NOAA, Ms. Koch worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Defense and the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Ms. Koch earned a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Physics from Middlebury College. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.