Kyle metta, PHD
SBES Data Policy and Partnership Analyst
Kyle Metta is a social scientist serving as the SBES Data Policy and Partnership Analyst in the Societal Data Insights Initiative (SDII) at the NOAA Weather Program Office. In this capacity, he focuses on the management of SBES data, fostering partnerships, and developing open data policies. The aim is to leverage SBES data in conjunction with weather data to advance NOAA’s research, particularly in areas like flood impact assessment.
Kyle’s academic background includes a PhD in Community Sustainability from Michigan State University, with a specialization in Computational Social Science and Participatory Research. He also holds a Master’s in Community Sustainability, focusing on Ecological Economics and Social Systems Modeling, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire. Before joining NOAA, Kyle held academic roles at the University of Kansas and James Madison University, engaging in research across community informatics, sustainability, and information equity.