Patrick Belmont is a water and climate scientist, educator, and dad. A common thread throughout his life has been service to others in pursuit of building a better world for today and future generations. Throughout his 20+ year professional career he has been known for asking the right questions to get to the heart of matters, listening and doing the hard work needed to understand all sides of complex issues, and bringing people together around common values. As a researcher, educator, and communicator Patrick has been working to solve many of the biggest challenges of our time, protecting water resources, making a rapid and just transition to clean energy, reducing risks related to wildfire, improving air quality, and solving climate change so we can leave our children a better world than the one we inhabit today. He is fired up and ready to go to work for Utah!