Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments
University of South Carolina
Kirsten Lackstrom is the Program Manager and a Research Associate with CISA. She is responsible for managing and overseeing program activities, including the coordination of CISA's research projects, collaborations with regional partners, and integration of decision-making needs and questions into CISA's research and engagement efforts. She also conducts research to support the development of a National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) in the coastal Carolinas. She serves as a co-chair of the NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group, a national effort established to enhance drought response, planning, and preparedness.