Climate Resilience Extension Associate
Focus Areas: Resilience, outreach, risk communication
Cayla Cothron is North Carolina Sea Grant’s climate resilience extension associate. She works with extension staff to serve and support coastal communities and resource managers addressing the impacts of climate change. Her position includes continuing partnerships of the North Carolina Sentinel Site program, working with graduate students completing coastal resilience-related fellowships, and assisting an underserved community with climate and risk communication efforts.
Cothron has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida State University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to working with North Carolina Sea Grant, Cothron worked in long range community and environmental planning throughout Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. In these positions, she gained private and public sector experience in land use, environmental, and resiliency planning and policy, implementation of planning projects, and collaborative outreach and engagement with communities, government agencies, and stakeholders.