Katherine Cann, Rutgers University

Katherine Cann is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University. Her research is centered on coastal community land-use and conservation for adaptation and resilience. She serves as a research assistant with the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a NOAA RISA project, conducting stakeholder-driven research aimed at reducing climate-related vulnerability in the Northeast Corridor. Within the project, she will be coordinating a small-grant competition for community organizations engaged in climate adaptation planning and action in vulnerable communities in the region. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Katherine worked as a project manager for the American Geographical Society, where she managed the EthicalGEO Initiative and supported research on the ethical implications of the proliferation of geospatial technologies. Katherine holds a B.A. in International Affairs and M.S. in Geography from the George Washington University.