California Sea Grant Welcomes New Resilient Communities Research Associate

Caitlin Scully

California Sea Grant is pleased to welcome Carly Shabo as the new Resilient Communities Research Associate for California Sea Grant’s Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies Program based out of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Carly Shabo headshot.

Shabo brings a background in marine biology, environmental education and outreach, marine spatial planning, environmental justice, and marine and coastal research, policy, and management. She has experience working at the local, regional, state, and federal level to facilitate partnerships that increase community's resilience and adaptation strategies in the face of climate change.

She was previously a California Sea Grant State Fellow with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management in Oakland, CA. She developed and implemented a community prototype project, matching a California community’s needs with federal resources from six partnering agencies including relevant data, decision support tools, and technical expertise and assistance in order to achieve their resilience vision. Learn more about Shabo’s fellowship experience on her State Fellow alumni profile page.

“I am so thrilled to be joining California Sea Grant’s Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies team,” said Shabo. “As a recent State Fellow, I was able to see firsthand just how deeply impactful the research, programs, and passionate staff are to protect and support the health of California's environmental resources, habitats, and citizens.”

Carly Shabo diving with a sea lion.Shabo earned a MAS in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a B.S. in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston.

California Sea Grant Director Shauna Oh says, “Carly’s experience and expertise are great assets to California Sea Grant and we are thrilled to welcome her to our Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies team."

“I am eager to continue utilizing my gained experience to contribute to the important research and analysis in this space and provide support to meet California’s coastal communities’ unique coastal management challenges” Shabo said.