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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Marissa Weiss

Climate Engagement Scientist
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

The focus of my work is to increase connections between scientists and stakeholders, such as natural resource managers, decision-makers, conservation practitioners, teachers, and learners. At NE CASC, I work with researchers, staff, and stakeholders to apply co-production and actionable science techniques to grow and advance engagement and actionable science within the network.


Ph.D.: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2011
M.S.: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN, 2003
B.S.: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001


Science & Policy Engagement Program Manager, Harvard Forest, 2014-2021
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biogeochemistry & Sustainable Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, 2011 - 2014
National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow, 2011
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow, 2010