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Women’s History Month 2023: An Interview with LuAnn Dahlman

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International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, kicked off OAR’s 2023 Women’s History Month Campaign. Supported by CPO’s CEE Division, this month’s series of profiles will celebrate accomplished women at NOAA working under the umbrella of climate resilience—their expertise ranging from science to adaptation planning to communication and education, and everything in between.

LuAnn Dahlman works for CPO’S Communication, Education, and Engagement ( CEE) Division as a writer, editor, and user advocate for climate resilience resources such as the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, Climate Mapping for Resilience Adaptation (CMRA) portal, and Climate Explorer. After studying geology in college, LuAnn obtained her teaching certificate and went on to teach high school science for seven years. Lessons from her background in education continue to inform the work she does today. She describes her current role as being focused on “communicating about climate projects and helping people make sense of climate projections”.

In addition to being an accomplished educator and science communicator, LuAnn is an enthusiastic outdoorswoman who enjoys daily hikes in the Arizona desert and adding to her impressive rock collection. In this interview, she discusses her passion for teaching, the fundamentals of effective science communication, and how her background in geology informs her work in the climate world.

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For more information contact Melissa DeFrancesco.

Image credit: LuAnn Dahlman


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