Holland, Weiss Depart NE CASC for New Opportunities
It is with mixed emotions that NE CASC announces the departure of two vital members of our team: Addie Rose Holland and Marissa Weiss. Although we are thrilled that they have earned opportunities to advance their careers in new positions, we will miss them greatly.
A founding NE CASC staff member, Addie Rose Holland joined the center as a program manager in 2012 before becoming deputy university director in 2015. Throughout her tenure at NE CASC, Addie Rose has played a crucial role in establishing or enhancing many of the center’s key initiatives–facilitating new research projects, serving as a past coordinator of the fellows program, and contributing to DEIJ efforts–all while leading operations for the host institution and representing NE CASC across the National Climate Adaptation Science Center Network. Equally important, Addie Rose has been a driving force in creating a sense of community across NE CASC’s geographically dispersed team through her relentless positivity, generous spirit, and outstanding social skills. Remarkably, Addie Rose’s many NE CASC accomplishments have only been part of her professional life over the past decade. Working with her husband, Dan Rosenberg, she also cofounded Real Pickles, a mission-driven pickle company that has become one of the most successful worker cooperatives in our region. Addie Rose has stepped away from NE CASC to become the managing director at the new Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledge and Science at UMass Amherst.
A climate engagement scientist, Marissa Weiss arrived at NE CASC in 2019 after moving from Harvard Forest, where she served as manager of the Science and Policy Exchange Program. During her time at NE CASC, Marissa has focused on increasing connections between scientists and stakeholders. An expert in developing methods to enhance coproduction and action-oriented science, Marissa has contributed to a variety of NE CASC research projects, led organization of our successful regional science symposium, and recently completed an engagement review of ten NE CASC research projects. Findings from her study will be detailed in a forthcoming journal publication and are also summarized in this outreach document. Marissa also recently led the development of a story map that synthesizes NE CASC research on Aquatic Ecosystems. She will continue to advance climate adaptation science in her new role at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, where she will concentrate on aligning climate adaptation research needs and government funding.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Marissa and Addie Rose at NE CASC over the past several years,” said Jon Woodruff, NE CASC University Codirector. “Both of them are enormously talented individuals who have made significant contributions to climate adaptation science in the Northeast. Moreover, they are wonderful people who embody the collaborative spirit that lies at the core of NE CASC’s organizational identity. We are certain they will do great things in their new jobs, and we wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.”