L. Gwen Chen is an Associate Research Scientist at ESSIC/CISESS. She is currently working on drought prediction and monitoring to support the missions of NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Her research interests include extreme events, hydroclimatology, hydrometeorology, and hydrology. Dr. Chen has served on several national and local committees, including AGU Precipitation Committee and ASCE/EWRI Risk, Uncertainty, and Probabilistic Approaches Committee. She also serves as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and many peer-reviewed journals, and was selected as a 2009 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.