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Climate Resilient Galveston Webinar

June 13 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

From sea level rise to catastrophic hurricanes, Galveston Island is at the front lines of climate change. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation details the island’s climate risks – and the potential for natural infrastructure solutions to keep communities and ecosystems safe.


Arsum Pathak Senior Adaptation Specialist, National Wildlife Federation: Arsum has more than 5 years of research experience in climate change impacts, adaptation and coastal resilience. At NWF, she works to advance climate adaptation efforts, particularly nature-based approaches, across the Gulf region. She aims to address the challenges posed by climate change to our social and ecological systems using a science-policy interface. Arsum received her PhD in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of South Florida, and she holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Panjab University, India.

Amanda Fuller Consultant, Fuller Coast and Water Strategies: Amanda has 15 years of experience advancing water and coastal policies for the benefit of people and wildlife. Prior to forming Fuller Coast and Water Strategies, she worked for the World Wildlife Fund and spent more than 10 years with the National Wildlife Federation. Throughout her career, Amanda has developed and advocated for sound water and coastal policies, as well as ecosystem restoration priorities in Texas and across the Gulf in federal, state, and local decision-making venues. Amanda works to advance the use of equity-centered nature-based solutions to natural hazards being exacerbated by our changing climate. Amanda holds a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she focused on environmental and water law, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University.

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