Program: John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (2016)

Assignment: 

Eva Lipiec is serving her Knauss fellowship as a legislative fellow in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Democratic Staff.

Education: 

Eva completed her B.A. in Geology from Bucknell University in 2010 and her M.S in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University in 2015.

Professional and Research Interests: 

Eva is interested in exploring how coastal communities can survive, thrive, and adapt to the increasing effects of coastal hazards, such as flooding and erosion, in the face of an evolving climate. Her thesis work focused on engaging coastal stakeholders in Tillamook County, Oregon to determine future potential coastal hazard impacts by simulating and analyzing the effect different adaptation policies, such as shoreline protection, development restrictions, construction requirements, etc., and climate change scenarios may have on the coastline.