Dr. Louie Tupas is the NIFA Deputy Director for Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment. He provides leadership and management for the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment, its staff and its programs, including the USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program. Dr. Tupas is the NIFA representative to the USDA Environmental Justice Team and the USDA representative to the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee and to multiple Interagency Working Groups of the US Global Change Research Program and the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology. He is also the U.S. principal to the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, and the U.S. lead for the Global Research Alliance for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Dr. Tupas is a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service.