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Kasey Jacobs is an environmental scientist with domestic and international experience in communications, research, policy, program management, advocacy, and facilitation surrounding various environmental and social issues, principally coastal hazards. Before joining the CLCC, Kasey served in the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program in the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow. During the two year fellowship, Kasey worked to coordinate the Puerto Rico Coastal Adaptation Project. The project convened over 150 scientists, researchers, planners, architects, and practitioners into The Puerto Rico Climate Change Council (PRCCC). The PRCCC conducted Puerto Rico’s first climate change vulnerability assessment and recommended adaptation strategies. Kasey holds a Masters of Environmental Science (MESc) from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Environmental Science from Long Island University’s Southampton College. After achieving her bachelor’s degree, Kasey served as Long Island and Connecticut Program Coordinator for Citizens Campaign for the Environment. Her graduate work included serving as a Climate Change Advisor for the Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations as well as Head of Delegation for Yale University to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Council of the Parties 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. For her master’s thesis Kasey conducted field research on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in West Sumatra, Indonesia and interned for Mercy Corps Indonesia. Her graduate research also included “Investigation of Sediment Transport and Accumulation in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands Watersheds” and “Resilience, Social-Ecological Rules, and Environmental Variability in a Two-Species Artisanal Fishery”. Presently Kasey focuses her research on high-performing cooperative strategic teams and developing methods for achieving effective science delivery in the Caribbean.
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