Amber Budden Candidate Statement 2023

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Thank you for considering my nomination as Chair of the ESIP Governance Committee.

I have greatly valued the opportunity to serve the ESIP and broader community as chair of the Governance Committee in 2022 and it is my pleasure to stand for the position for an additional term.

I am the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies at the University of California Santa Barbara and an open science advocate that has worked within the Earth Science community for the last fifteen years across a variety of positions, including co-lead of DataONE, a federated network of data repositories serving the environmental and Earth science communities and co-PI of the Arctic Data Center, a NSF-funded repository providing curation and preservation services for Arctic research data. I served on the Make Data Count leadership team elevating and exposing data level metrics and promoting transparency, credit, and data citation best practices; am a member of the OTS cyberinfrastructure ad-hoc advisory panel; an advisory board member for CSCCE; and previously served ESIP as Chair of the Data Stewardship Committee for two years. Across these initiatives I lead, support or consult on governance, strategic planning and project delivery in areas that fall under the broad umbrella of environmental data science; working across researcher, library and infrastructure communities. As chair of the Governance Committee I will continue to build upon, and draw from, my experience working across organization types to support ESIP leadership in strategic, community-informed, development and growth; fostering broader connections across communities for increased engagement and collaboration. I have gained huge value in being a part of the ESIP community and look forward to the continued opportunity to give back.