Student Communications Intern
Brittany Salmons is the new Science Communications Intern at the Southeast CASC. Brittany will assist in executing communication initiatives through developing and formatting content for the monthly SE CASC newsletter, social media posts, and researcher spotlights among other projects. Brittany is currently finishing her Masters of Science for the Climate Change and Society program at NC State and will graduate in July 2022. For her capstone project, Brittany is working with members of the Carolinas Collaborative on Climate, Health, and Equity which is part of the NOAA Regional Sciences and Assessments program to research and develop a decision process for understanding how to identify frontline and vulnerable communities when it comes to climate change, in order to aid in equitable adaptation initiatives. She is currently utilizing existing physical and social vulnerability indexes to develop a GIS-based visualization of vulnerability throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Brittany got her Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Environmental Science from NC State in 2021 which has provided her with a unique background in understanding the complex relationship between people and the environment. In addition, her graduate experience has given her a solid background in climate science, communication, and environmental policy which she hopes to leverage when developing communication materials for essential stakeholders and the public. Her work with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science as well as her position as a Career Consultant for the Career Development Center at NC State have given her the opportunity to develop strong communication skills to a wide variety of audiences through social media posts, workshops, and presentations. Brittany is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow her science communication skills through her work at SE CASC.