Jordan Fischbach

RAND Corporation

Vice Chair

Jordan Fischbach is a policy researcher and the Co-Director of the Water and Climate Resilience Center at RAND Corporation. Jordan works on policy challenges related to water resources planning, climate adaptation and risk management at RAND. Jordan’s background is in water quality issues, having spent three years working on drinking water quality issues at the Cadmus Group after completing his undergraduate studies at Columbia University. He joined RAND in 2004 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Pardee RAND Graduate School and was hired as a full-time researcher after graduating in 2010. Jordan joined the Grounded board because he believes in the intersection of “direct community engagement to enable change and the use of data and data-driven analysis to facilitate action and improve outcomes.”

“I am a strong supporter of Grounded’s mission, with a particular focus on both direct community engagement to enable change and the use of data and data-driven analysis to facilitate action and improve outcomes.”

In addition to spending time on the board, he also skis, scuba dives, competes in amateur rowing races, sings bass in the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and supports the visual and performing arts and the Jewish Community in Pittsburgh. He also enjoys hiking, biking and playing outdoors with his wife and their two boys.