Pam joined CRC in 1996. Pam works with U.S. and international partners to build capacity, create policy and provide technical assistance in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Marshall Islands and Rhode Island. She combines her skills in engineering and coastal policy to lead the center’s effort to create an interdisciplinary Climate Change Adaptation program — a cornerstone of which is a new Coastal Adaptation Guidebook. She recently contributed to community recovery efforts and resilience assessment methods as part of the United States’ response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. As a Sea Grant Extension specialist, Pam initiated the creation of Coastal Smart Growth Principles, collaborated in the development of Rhode Island’s state sea level rise policy, identified hazard mitigation initiatives for the state’s urban core and initiated Smart Hurricane Recovery initiative for southern Rhode Island. Pam has a master’s degree in marine policy from University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s of civil engineering from University of Delaware.