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Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist, NOAA Sea Grant, Mississippi State University

Renee has a dual appointment as a coastal climate resilience specialist with Mississippi State University and Sea Grant.

Focused on sea-level rise, she facilitates the flow of information between researchers and decision-makers to improve science application. As the lead of the Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea-Level Rise, she integrates a multi-state network of stakeholders, researchers, NGOs, and state and federal agencies to build tools, programs and projects to address gaps in sea-level rise observing, research and decision-making in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

She has collaborated on projects and efforts that have improved coastal community and environmental resilience and has led development of tools that have been applied throughout the Gulf and across the United States and is a recognized leader in resilience across the Gulf of Mexico.

Renee holds a master’s degree in marine science from University of South Alabama and is a Ph.D. candidate at Mississippi State University.


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    Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist, Mississippi State University