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Amanda Farris

Associate Director

Amanda Farris is an Associate Director with the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP). She coordinates the MCAP program and Advisory Board, collaborates with regional partners, translates and integrates climate data and information into decision-making, and builds networks of climate adaptation practitioners. Prior to joining the MCAP team, Amanda worked with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), an applied climate research team at the University of South Carolina Department of Geography, for nearly 12 years.

A key component of Amanda’s work is bridging the gap between climate science research and information and stakeholder communities through network building. She served as lead organizer for the biennial Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference from 2014 to 2021 and is now leading planning efforts for the Midwest Climate Resilience Conference. She also provided regional leadership for the Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice. She is a member of the Planning Committee for the National Adaptation Forum and serves as mentor for the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) mentorship program.


University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership