Margaret L. Fraiser (she, her, hers) joined AGU in April 2020 as the director of diversity and inclusion.
Fraiser served as a program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Directorate for Geosciences in the Frontier Research in Earth Sciences and Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Programs. She helped execute NSF programs focused on advancing scientific knowledge and developing an inclusive STEM workforce.
Prior to her rotation at NSF, Fraiser was an associate professor and undergraduate faculty advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
She is a member of the Paleontological Society’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee and was previously elected as membership coordinator. Fraiser has served as an associate editor and editor in chief of international, peer-reviewed and scientific journals.
She received a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Southern California.