Kyle Vanderlugt

Kyle Vanderlugt

Chief Operating Officer

Kyle oversees operations and human resources at EarthX. He has previously held roles in Earth Science and Technology organizations across academia, government and private industries. Most recently, Kyle served as chief of staff and strategic planner for Samsung’s emerging Internet of Things portfolio, which included the integration of platform infrastructure, software applications and consumer hardware. Prior to that role, he spent several years in technology start-ups focused on environmental monitoring, data collection, geospatial visualization, and rich-media marketing. Kyle began his career as a research scientist and worked for the National Oceanic and Administration. At NOAA, he led strategic planning efforts for their Oceanic and Atmospheric research portfolio. Kyle completed his PhD and MBA at the University of Arizona while studying the design and implementation of sustainable agriculture-aquaculture systems. He also received a BS and MS in Biology and Animal Science from the University of Hawai’i.