Climate Adaptation Specialist
University of Washington
Crystal is a research scientist with the Climate Impacts at the University of Washington. She currently studies climate change impacts and adaptation in multiple sectors including forests, water resources, energy, and the built environment. She hosts the annual Pacific Northwest water year meeting and annual assessment of impacts related to drought, flooding, and other climate extremes. Prior to working at UW, she worked with a municipal hydropower utility to assess climate impacts to streamflow and hydropower production and led the development of the utility’s adaptation plan. She has worked with multiple state and federal agencies to assess and plan for the impacts of climate change on forest resources, water resources, and transportation and recreation systems. She has a Ph.D. in ecosystem analysis from the University of Washington.