Andrea Martin, Senior Associate, develops and employs customized tools and techniques to support better decision-making. With a strong background in climate science, economics, and public policy, Andrea understands and incorporates environmental, social, and economic systems and values into her work. Through targeted information gathering, synthesis, and distillation, she develops policies and tailors analyses and communications to meet unique audience needs. Currently, she is the task manager for a climate adaptation options assessment for regional transit agency Sound Transit, lead manager and developer for a climate impacts decision-support tool to inform climate-resilient urban planning in Vietnam, and technical lead for Seattle Public Utilities’ water conservation technical assistance program. Her past projects include the development of a climate action plan for the City of Shoreline, WA; an energy conservation and resilience strategy for the City of Edmonds, WA; and an LID Training Plan for the Washington Department of Ecology. Prior to joining Cascadia, Andrea worked in a biogeochemistry laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, where she examined the adaptability of coastal wetlands to future climate conditions. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University and a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina. On the weekends, you can find Andrea hiking the North Cascades or tending to her P-Patch garden in the U District.