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Steph Courtney

Assistant Tribal Climate Science Liaison


Steph is the Assistant Tribal Climate Science Liaison with United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET). She seeks to connect Tribal Nations and their staff with relationships, tools, and opportunities to improve their adaptation to climate change from the northern Woodlands to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Appalachians to the Everglades. She collaborated with the Southeast CASC throughout her graduate studies at Auburn University where she studied climate change communication. Her Ph.D. research examined how different audiences interpret and apply climate change science by applying social scientific methods to physical science subject matter. She has studied and practiced science communication for many years and will use this experience to distill climate adaptation research into information that is beneficial and applicable to Tribal Nations.