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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Casey C. Thornbrugh

Staff
Northeast and Southeast Tribal Climate Science Liaison

Biography

Casey serves as a liaison between Tribal Nations, United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET), and the Northeast and Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers to provide current climate science information, identify climate research needs and priorities, and offer climate adaptation planning support to Tribal Nations. Casey is a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and has an educational background in geography and climate science. Prior to joining USET Casey worked as the Director of the Natural Resources Department for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Education

Ph.D.: Geography, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, 2013
M.A.: Geography, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, 2006
B.S.: Geography, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico, 2004

Affiliations

United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET), Northeast Climate Science Center and Southeast Climate Science Center

Experience

Director: Natural Resources Department, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; Mashpee, Massachusetts; 2015-2017
Project Director: Land Grant Office for Sustainability, Tohono O’odham Community College; Tohono O’odham Nation, Sells, Arizona; 2013-2015
Geography, Weather & Climate Instructor: Tohono O’odham Community College; Tohono O’odham Nation, Sells, Arizona; 2008-2012