Li-Chuan Chen is an Assistant Research Engineer at ESSIC/CICS-MD. 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 is serving as a vice chair for the Probabilistic Approaches Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and as a member in other national and local committees. She also serves as a reviewer for National Science Foundation and several peer-reviewed journals, and was selected as a 2009 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.