Leslie Hsu Candidate Statement

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
Leslie Hsu
Leslie Hsu

Leslie Hsu

U.S. Geological Survey, Coordinator of the USGS Community for Data Integration

Candidate for Partnership Committee Chair


I am a physical scientist in the USGS Science Analytics and Synthesis program. My role as coordinator of the U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration since 2015 has given me experience in working with members from diverse organizations and with different needs. I’ve previously served leadership positions on the Geological Society of America Geoinformatics and Data Science board (Chair in 2018) and the American Geophysical Union Data Management Advisory board (Chair from 2020-2021). I have also been co-chair of the Terrestrial Working Group for CSDMS (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System) since 2018, serving to facilitate two-way conversation between working group members and the CSDMS integration facility. USGS Staff Profile

Statement of Interest:

After participating in ESIP meetings for seven years, I’d like to contribute back by chairing the Partnership Committee. As an ESIP member, it is exciting to meet and learn from peers from a range of different ESIP Partners.

My past participation in ESIP has focused on July and January Meeting session organization and participation, especially around making connections between collaboration areas and different organizations. Now, I hope to contribute to the ESIP board by bringing the perspective of a former Earth Science researcher (geomorphology!), current data community coordinator (CDI!), and forever data and technology enthusiast. Having a larger role in ESIP will advance my long-standing interest in making useful connections between different communities, collaboration areas, and organizations.  

ESIP member interactions and knowledge exchange inspire me and help me to better perform my own job duties – I want to help a diverse range of new ESIP members also feel that inspiration.