Institute Staff

List of People
 NameTitleDepartmentEmailPhone
James O'DonnellCIRCA Executive Director, Professor
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: physical oceanography, numerical modeling, fluid dynamics, coastal ocean observations, surge and sea level rise
james.odonnell@uconn.edu860.405.9171
Alexander FelsonDirector of Design
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: landscape architect and urban ecologist, focused on coastal adaptation and ecological design
alexander.felson@uconn.edu860.405.9124
Katie LundKatie LundDirector of Engagement
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: coastal policy and planning, climate adaptation and resilience
katie.lund@uconn.edu860.405.9214
John TruscinskiDirector of Resilience Planning
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
john.truscinski@uconn.edu860.405.9252
Yaprak OnatAssistant Director of Research
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: ocean wave modeling, coastal vulnerability, climate adaptation, coastal structure design and wave interaction
yaprak.onat@uconn.edu860.405.9323
Joanna Wozniak-BrownAssistant Director of Resilience Planning
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: resilience policy and planning, multi-scalar decision-making, community engagement, qualitative methods
joanna.wozniak-brown@uconn.edu860.405.9124
Caterina MassiddaData Analyst/Programmer
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: data analysis, programming (Matlab, Phyton, R) GIS, marine science
caterina.massidda@uconn.edu860.405.9247
Yan JiaPostdoctoral Research Associate
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
yan.jia@uconn.edu
Chang LiuPostdoctoral Research Associate
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
chang.7.liu@uconn.edu
Lauren YaworskyProgram Assistant
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
lauren.yaworsky@uconn.edu860.405.9124
Alexis Torres head shotAlexis TorresCIRCA Undergraduate Intern - Current (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
alexis.torres@uconn.edu860.405.9124