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Rachel M. Gregg, M.M.A.
Senior Scientist
Rachel created and manages the State of Adaptation Program and serves as the Content Editor for the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). In addition, she provides support to the Awareness to Action and Adaptation Consultation programs. She brings expertise in survey design and analysis, identifying and evaluating climate adaptation actions, developing guidance to support decision-making and management in a changing climate, and communicating climate impacts and response strategies to diverse audiences. She serves as an adaptation expert in different capacities, including acting as a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, contributing author to the National Climate Assessment, and member of the U.S. Urban Adaptation Assessment Advisory Committee and the Central Puget Sound Regional Open Space Ecosystem Services Committee.

With a background in ecology and natural resources policy and management, Rachel has focused her work on guiding the development of management strategies for natural and human influences, including water quality degradation, coastal hazards, environmental justice, and climate change. Prior to joining EcoAdapt in 2009, Rachel worked with the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant, the National Park Service, and the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee. Previous work includes examining nearshore processes and functions in Washington State; co-writing a guidance document to assist coastal counties in implementing shoreline management policies; investigating the environmental implications and economic viability of the coastal recreation and tourism industry in Washington State; examining the status of coastal water resources in Olympic National Park and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park; and analyzing threats to the marine and coastal environment of the San Juan Archipelago. She earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Government and Marine Science, and a Master's in interdisciplinary marine science and policy from the University of Washington. Rachel lives in Seattle and enjoys traveling, painting, camping, the All Blacks, and Liverpool FC.