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Marjorie Kaplan

Senior Personnel, Co-Lead Engagement Team

Marjorie Kaplan

Associate Director Rutgers Climate Institute and Co-Director New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center, Rutgers University Marjorie Kaplan has worked for 40 years at the nexus of environmental science, natural resources, and human and ecological health within federal and state programs, for a major utility, two international consulting firms and academia. She manages the Rutgers Climate


Klaus Keller

Co-Principal Investigator

Klaus Keller

Professor Department of Geosciences at Penn State and Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College Klaus Keller is a professor of geosciences at Penn State (where he directs the Center for Climate Risk Management) and a visiting professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. Before joining Penn State, he worked as a research scientist


Ellen Iverson

External Evaluator

Ellen Iverson

Director Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College Ellen Iverson, PhD is the Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. Her research interests include investigating the role of communities of practice and networks in co-production of curriculum, policy, and programs, particularly those aimed at broadening access in STEM. Iverson has evaluated more


Shantenu Jha

Senior Personnel

Shantenu Jha

Professor Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rutgers University Shantenu Jha is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He also serves as the Chair of Computation & Data Driven Discovery Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. His research interests are at the intersection of high-performance distributed computing and computational & data science. Shantenu leads


Robert Kopp

Director and Principal Investigator

Professor Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University Robert Kopp, the director of MACH, is a climate scientist who serves at Rutgers University as Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences and as a professor in the Department of Earth &


Carolyn Kousky

Co-Principal Investigator

Carolyn Kousky

Executive Director, Wharton Risk Center Carolyn Kousky is Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Policy Incubator. Dr. Kousky’s research examines multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, disaster finance, public policy surrounding issues of risk management, and policy approaches for building


Thomas Lennon

Director, Film Projects

Thomas Lennon

Director Documentary Film Lab, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University Lennon’s work in documentary film has earned him an Academy Award and four Academy nominations, among many other honors. His work on PBS and HBO earned him two Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards, two duPont-Columbia Journalism awards, and he has twice premiered


Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba

Senior Personnel

Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba

Associate Professor Earth and Environmental Studies Department, Montclair State University Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba is a coastal geomorphologist. Using numerical models, integrated with field research, he studies a variety of coastal environments, including barrier islands, fluvial deltas, marshes, and mangroves using a research approach that focuses on long-timescale evolution. Additionally, he is interested in how human activities


Richard Moss

Chair, Executive Advisory Board

Richard Moss

Chair Governing Board, Science for Climate Action Network Richard Moss has 30 years of experience at the science-policy interface including research and leadership positions in government and non-profit organizations. His research focuses on the interactions of human and natural systems and he has published widely on scenarios, climate change adaptation, and decision support. He is


Kate Orff

Senior Personnel

Kate Orff

Professor Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation, Columbia University Kate Orff is a landscape architect and resilience planner with an expertise in coastal blue-green infrastructure and community engagement. She has partnered with cities and towns across the United States to map and define risk and resilience in the built environment. At Columbia, she has