Living the Dream: I Predict & Prevent Natural Disasters: Colleen McHugh, Senior Adaptation Planner

Nov 8, 2022

The best part of my job is working closely with public sector partners and community stakeholders who are doing the direct work of policymaking and project implementation. It’s really rewarding to see and be a part of how our science can be applied to real decisions and actions that can meaningfully make communities safer and healthier. I used to work in the public sector in New Orleans and so I have been on that side of the table and know some of the day-to-day challenges that our partners face. I see my role as a translator and an advisor – making sense of science and research so that it is meaningful for decision-making. More here.