Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Laura Engeman is developing the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation’s coastal-focused climate adaptation initiatives and building partnerships with public agencies in San Diego, California and beyond. Prior to joining the Center, Laura launched and directed the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, building strategies for advancing climate change planning and implementation in cities across San Diego. In 2015, Laura created and led the Resilient Coastlines Project of Greater San Diego connecting Scripps scientists with public agencies to increase understanding of sea level rise, coastal storm vulnerabilities and coastal hazard mitigation approaches. She brings 15 years of experience in environmental management and policy at the local, state, national and international level to the Center and has an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.