I am a third-year PhD candidate studying how to facilitate and accelerate the creation and use of actionable climate knowledge. I am currently conducting research on how different forms of engaged research can be scaled up to enable climate adaptation decision-making, and how actionable scientific knowledge for sustainability is funded, supported, conducted, and evaluated. I have mixed-methods research experience including use of qualitative focus group, interview, and ethnographic approaches, as well as statistical modeling and GIS mapping. I completed my MS in 2020 at the School for Environment and Sustainability with an emphasis in Environmental Behavior, Education, and Communication. I have conducted research with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative, and am a current PhD researcher for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA).