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Nov 7, 2022

In episode 175 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts early career adaptation professionals. We learn their educational background; what inspired them to get into the adaptation space; what climate impacts and geographic regions they are most interested in making a difference; do they think there are enough adaptation professional advancement opportunities; what adaptation work they want to be doing in 20 years; and what unique skills do they bring to the resilience space. Fantastic conversation with the next generation of adaptation professionals!

Topics covered:

  • Educational background of early career adaptation professionals.
  • What inspired these professionals to go into adaptation.
  • What climate impacts and regions are people interested in?
  • What are adaptation education gaps?
  • Are there professional development opportunities in adaptation?
  • What adaptation resources are recommended.
  • What do they want to be doing in 20 years.
  • What are some unique adaptation skills they bring to the sector.

Guests in this Episode:

  • Dolly Na-Yemeh – Climate Adaptation Specialist with South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • Brian Watts - Principal Associate, The Pew Charitable Trust
  • Megan Holcomb - Director of Services, Planet | Climate Action Systems
  • Cameron Adams - Senior Policy Associate, Wildfire Resilience, The Nature Conservancy
  • Caitlin Rottler – Climate Adaptation Specialist with South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center

This episode was generously sponsored by the Genesee Mountain Foundation.

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