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Aranzazu Lascurain

Assistant University Director

Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center


As Assistant University Director, Aranzazu ensures that NC State’s host agreement with the USGS is being carried out responsibly and meeting the goals and objectives in our scope of  work. She also oversees the Global Change Fellows Program, and undertakes partnership building for the SE CASC. She has a broad background in environmental conservation and resource planning. She has worked for city, county and state agencies in the west on water quality management and endangered species protection. She has worked in environmental education in the South Pacific Islands and international climate change policy. She has a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. from University of Oregon. Aranzazu is a first generation immigrant from Mexico, is fluent in Spanish, and takes great pride in using her native language when working in Puerto Rico.
Recent contributions:
Co-author, SE Chapter 4th National Climate Assessment
Short video on Southeast Chapter of NCA4 (5 min.)
The Department of the Interior Southeast Climate Science Center synthesis report 2011–15—Projects, products, and science priorities

AGU Session: New Opportunities in Global Change Collaboration: Utilizing Federal and University Partnerships to Develop Actionable and Needs-Driven Science



  • March 28: RISING Multi-Media Exhibit Grand Opening, Global Change Seminar, Poster Showcase
  • Sea Level Rise Events for Spring 2019