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Deb Rudnick, Ph.D.
Project Manager
Deb is thrilled to be supporting EcoAdapt's programs, including the national science foundation project evaluating adaptation workshop effectiveness for multiple jurisdictions across the US. Deb joined EcoAdapt in 2021.

Prior to and parallel with her work with EcoAdapt, Deb chairs the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council, where she has been running an annual salmon monitoring program for 17 years and conducting outreach, education and citizen science projects to protect Island watersheds. Deb also serves on the City of Bainbridge Island's Climate Change Advisory Committee. Prior to joining EcoAdapt, Deb coordinated the K-5 Science program for the Bainbridge Island School District, spent 8 years as an ecological risk assessor for highly contaminated sites across the country, and has worked across a wide variety of ecosystems as a natural resource manager and ecological researcher for county, state, and federal agencies and organizations.

Deb has her undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She balances her work in science with voracious reading across a wide variety of topics, as well as gardening, knitting, birdwatching, cycling, watching hockey (go Kraken!) and loves to cook, jam and brew everything.