Kelin Wang

College of Fellows



Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

AGU embraces the global community and welcomes diverse leaders from around the world, representing various identities, voices, and perspectives. List any identities, voices, and perspectives you would bring, including but not limited to nationality, regional representations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and any other identity you feel comfortable sharing.

As an Asian Canadian and AGU member, I strive to promote an inclusive scientific culture.

Volunteer experience that relates to this position:

JGR Associate Editor (2003-2011); Member of AGU Tectonophysics section Fellows Committee (2020-2021); Member of Tectonics Editor-in-Chief Search Committee (2019); Outstanding Student Presentation judge at many AGU meetings; Secretary of Canadian Geophysical Union (1999-2003); Tectonophysics Editor-in-Chief (2014-2020); Member of Editorial Boards for several other journals.


The College of Fellows provides expert and strategic advice to AGU on global scientific issues and supports the professional development and engagement of people within the Earth and space community at all career stages. How will you facilitate engagement with scientists, partner organizations, other leaders and people outside AGU to support our mission?

New challenges in many aspects of the global environment make it increasingly important to promote an inclusive science culture at a global scale. The College of Fellows has a number of ongoing activities to engage individuals and organizations to support its mission. In continuing the success of these activities, I would like to further strengthen their international impact. For example, our international hubs are ambassadors of AGU mission, and it will be useful to explore ways to enhance their roles in engaging partner organizations and people outside AGU. Our mentoring networks have demonstrated their value in supporting and inspiring the next generation of Earth and space scientists. It will be useful to leverage the diversity of AGU fellows to reach out to a broader international community of early career scientists to provide support and guidance pertinent to their cultural and research environments. Our new journal Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists can play a great role in inspiring the next generation, and its stories and insights deserve greater visibility and accessibility. It will be useful to design methods to expand its international readership, including occasional translation of selected articles into other languages.

Section affiliations:

Geodesy; Hydrology; Natural Hazards; Ocean Sciences; Seismology; Tectonophysics