Our Team

SWFireCAP Steering Committee

Sarah LeRoy

Coordinator, SWFireCAP

Science Applications and Communications Coordinator, SW CASC​

Alicia Azpeleta Tarancón

School of Forestry Professor, NAU

Clare Aslan

Associate Professor, NAU

Nikki Cooley

Program Manager, ITEP’s Tribal Climate Change Program​


Emile Elias

Director, USDA SW Climate Hub​

Carolyn Enquist

Deputy Director​, USGS SWCASC

Don Falk

Professor, University of Arizona

Molly Hunter

Research Manager, USGS ​SWCASC

Lauren Kramer Biological Science Technician, USDA SW Climate Hub

Rachel Loehman

Research Landscape Ecologist​, USGS


Molly McCormick Program Manager, SWFSC, NAU

Courtney Peterson

Coordinator​, ASCC, Colorado State University

Anita Rose

Regional Air Program Manager and Climate Change Coordinator, USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region

Andi Thode

Professor, SWFSC, NAU

Tzeidle Wasserman Sr. Research Coordinator, Ecological Restoration Institute, NAU

SWFireCAP Coordinating Team

Alicia Azpeleta Tarancón

Nikki Cooley

Carolyn Enquist

Molly Hunter

Rachel Loehman

Andi Thode