Director of Engagement
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: coastal &
marine policy and planning, climate adaptation and resilience
Katie Lund is the Project Coordinator at CIRCA. In this role she supports and tracks the Institute’s grant projects that are intended to increase resilience and sustainability of Connecticut’s vulnerable coastal communities to the growing impacts of climate change. Katie has worked for over 15 years on a variety of coastal management topics. Most recently with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council to support New England’s ocean planning effort. In addition to managing projects that lay a foundation for the Northeast Ocean Plan, she worked with federal, state, and tribal members to support their planning activities and communications. Katie also worked at Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) from 1998-2006. In her role as stewardship coordinator, she partnered with agencies, municipalities, and conservation organizations to better manage and protect the state’s designated coastal special areas. She also worked at a sustainability institute on the University of Michigan campus where she focused on climate, water resource, and urban sustainability assessments with faculty and student research teams. Katie holds an M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University.