The Climate Science Alliance team is excited to welcome two new additions — Lindsey Jasperse and Connor Magee. Learn more about new transitions for the Alliance team in today’s blog.
The Climate Science Alliance is ever evolving to meet the needs of our community. Thank-you all for your continued support and join us in welcoming two of our new team mates.
Meet Lindsey Jasperse!
Joining the team as the Science Program Manager is Lindsey Jasperse, who just recently obtained her Masters in Climate Science and Policy at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.
Lindsey is passionate about leveraging science as a tool for communicating the impacts of climate change, informing policy, and creating interdisciplinary partnerships. She believes that building climate resilience happens when diverse communities connect with each other to create integrative solutions. While working with Daily Acts organization, she realized the power of community engagement to facilitate grassroots action and local resilience. Wanting to gain more experience in this field, she studied environmental science, policy, and ethics at the University of Portland. After graduating, Lindsey began working with the Center of Western Weather and Water Extremes, helping monitor and communicate the impacts of California’s extreme precipitation events. As a Climate Science and Policy graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, she studied the interface between science and communications. Her graduate thesis used downscaled climate modeling to quantify the value of San Diego’s agricultural lands. The project aimed to protect these lands for their ability to sequester carbon and provide multiple co-benefits throughout the region. She hopes to continue the Climate Science Alliance’s efforts in fostering a network of empowering partners at the forefront of protecting the region’s natural and human communities.
Meet Connor Magee!
Connor Magee will serve as a Project Lead for our new Natural and Working Lands Initiative. Connor is working closely with the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians and Solidarity Farm to support one of our region’s first carbon farming demonstration projects that will test strategies for advancing resilience in San Diego’s Agricultural community.
Connor grew up in the rich ecosystems of his Southern California Tribal community and has made it a mission to advocate for the important relationships and responsibilities associated with Southern Californian natural and working lands. Connor works closely with scientists, managers, agricultural partners, Tribal representatives, and other partners to support climate smart food systems and climate mitigation strategies within ecosystem stewardship. His professional background encompasses work with various stakeholders to establish and expand innovative alliances to accelerate effective problem-solving among resource managers, scientists, and decision-makers. Connor is a Pala Tribal citizen (Payomkawichum/Cahuilla) and he works to integrate his peoples’ Traditional Ecological Knowledge with emerging and innovative technologies. Connor is in his final stages of completing his thesis and B.S. in Sustainability Studies with a minor in Geology at the University of California of Riverside. His work in Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge and sustainable food systems has awarded him fellowships from the University of California Office of the President’s Global Food Initiative and the University of California Office of the President’s Global Health Institute’s Planetary Health Center of Expertise.
We are excited to welcome both Connor and Lindsey to the team and look forward to continuing our work safeguarding natural and human communities from the impacts of climate change!