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Aranzazu Lascurain

Assistant University Director/SE Climate Science Center


David Clark Labs 127D


As Assistant University Director of the SE Climate Adaptation Science Center, Aranzazu ensures that NC State’s host agreement with the USGS meets its objectives. She also oversees the Global Change Fellows Program, and undertakes partnership building for the SE CASC. She has a broad background in environmental conservation and resource planning. She has worked for city, county and state agencies in the west on water quality management and endangered species protection. She has worked in environmental education in the South Pacific Islands and international climate change policy. She has a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. from University of Oregon. Aranzazu is a first generation immigrant from Mexico, is fluent in Spanish, and takes great pride in using her native language when working in Puerto Rico and Spanish speaking communities across the Southeast.


I am interested in just community-led climate adaptation efforts.
-Tribal and Indigenous knowledges
– Social sciences to empower vulnerable communities
– Co-production of actionable climate science
– Environmental science data