Skip to main content
The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Anna LoPresti

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate
Columbia University

Research Interests

Anna LoPresti's current research involves synthesizing climate adaptation actions across the Northeastern US, with a particular focus on coastal community adaptation and managed retreat. As Sustained Assessment Specialist at Columbia, she works to conduct participatory climate assessments and provide decision support for state agencies, water utilities, and other climate information users in the urban corridor from Philadelphia to Boston. Her research interests include ecosystem-based adaptation, community-based monitoring and evaluation of adaptation, environmental justice, and large landscape conservation & connectivity.


M.Sc.: Environmental Change and Management, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2017
B.A.: Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2016


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Ocean and Climate Physics
Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN)


Sustained Assessment Specialist, Columbia University, 2019 to present
Research Analyst, Sustainable Development Solutions Network USA, 2018 to 2019
Research Consultant, PUR Project, Nariño, Colombia, 2017
Science Communication Intern, GlacierHub, Columbia University, 2016
Research Intern, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University, 2015