Climate Outreach Specialist, Program Manager
Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments
University of South Carolina
Amanda Farris is the Program Manager and Climate Outreach Specialist for 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. Her outreach centers on bridging the gap between climate science research and stakeholder communities by supporting engagement with decision makers throughout the Carolinas and the Southeast. Serving as co-chair for the Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice, she is also the lead planner for the biennial Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference as well as conducting research to improve the monitoring and reporting of drought impacts through citizen science as part of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) in the Carolinas.