Director of Engagement
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
Expertise: Coastal Policy and Planning, Climate Resilience and Adaptation
As CIRCA’s Director of Engagement, Katie Lund supports Resilient Connecticut engagement activities and manages CIRCA’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 activities. Katie also worked at the 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.