For over two decades, Carolyn has worked at the nexus of science and practice with positions at the National Wildlife Federation, the National Park Service, the Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, The Wildlife Society, the USA National Phenology Network, and the USGS-led Climate Adaptation Science Center Network. She has largely focused on the natural resource management implications of climate change for biodiversity conservation, with an added focus on the development and translation of science that is supports effective decision-making. She has led and contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles and national reports focused on the biodiversity impacts of climate change, practical guidance for conducting vulnerability assessments, and the practice of climate adaptation planning and implementation. She currently serves as a Lead Author on the IPCC Working Group 2 AR6 report. As part of this work, she maintains a keen interest in understanding and supporting the human dimensions of climate adaptation. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.