Stephanie Austin is an MA student in the Department of Geography, supervised by Dr. James Ford and collaborating with Dr. Lea Berrang Ford. She is also a project lead in the Tracking Adaptation to Climate Change Collaboration (TRAC3). Stephanie has been researching aspects of public health adaptation to climate change since 2014, principally tracking public health adaptation at national and urban levels, but also examining the relationships between levels of government for public health adaptation and local public health authorities' adaptive capacity. Stephanie strives to bridge the gap between research and policy in her work, and has worked extensively with Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on public health adaptation projects. Stephanie holds a BA (joint hons) in Geography and International Development Studies from McGill University.