Mr. Hohestein serves as the Director of the Climate Change Program Office (CCPO), and is responsible for coordinating climate change research and program activities for the Department. The Climate Change Program Office provides coordination and policy development support for the Department's climate change program. It serves as a focal point for support to the Secretary of Agriculture on the causes and consequences of climate change, as well as strategies for addressing climate change.
Before arriving at USDA, Mr. Hohenstein served as a Division Director in EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics. Mr. Hohenstein has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Cook College, Rutgers University and a M.E.M. in Resource Economics from Duke University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.