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Alessandra Score, M.S.
Lead Scientist
Alex Score is a seasoned professional with almost 30 years of experience in bringing scientific knowledge to inform community based discussions and decisions. Alex currently serves as EcoAdapt's Awareness to Action Program Lead and the Program Chair for the National Adaptation Forum where she brings extensive experience in building capacity, stakeholder engagement, and education and outreach efforts to help promote climate adaptation planning and implementation. She has recently led research efforts in assessing the State of Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. Marine Fisheries Management, a rapid climate vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies development for the territory of American Samoa, and coordinated the development and implementation assessment of the Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef Tract.

Prior to joining EcoAdapt, she served as a World Wildlife Fund Marine Conservation Specialist were she used best scientific data to engage local and national stakeholders in supporting Everglades restoration and conserve areas of coral reefs that show resilience to climate change impacts. Alex currently serves as an alternate to the Department of Interior Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science, and previously served on the Monroe County Climate Change Advisory Committee, the Monroe County Land Trust, and the Florida Keys Ecosystem Restoration Working Group, where she helped advance the consideration of resilience and the conservation of natural systems in planning and policy decisions. Alex has a B.S. in Marine Biology from Florida Institute of Technology and a M.S. degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University, where she completed her research thesis on live bottom colonization succession at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. When not working on climate change adaptation, Alex enjoys spending time with her dogs and being outdoors hiking, running, cycling, scuba diving or fishing.