Charlotte is currently a master’s student at the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. She grew up in Seattle and previously lived in California where she studied Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and spent time working in the Bay Area. Charlotte enjoys exploring Seattle by bike and hiking in the Cascade and Olympic mountains.
Charlotte is interested in bridging science and policy to support implementation of projects that build resilience in coastal ecological and social systems. Her research focus is understanding the factors that make habitat suitable for restoring Olympia oysters – the West Coast’s only native oyster species – in the Salish Sea, and how to incorporate information about climate change into restoration decisions. Charlotte values collaborative research and is working with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund and partners on this project.