Kristina Kunkel

Kristina Kunkel, 2020 State Fellow
University Affiliation: Humboldt State University (HSU)
State Fellow

Kristina Kunkel earned a master's degree in environmental systems from Humboldt State University in 2019. Her research explored community perceptions of flooding and sea-level rise in King Salmon, California, a coastal community likely at the highest risk of relative sea-level rise on the U.S. West Coast. Kunkel also worked as a sea-level rise planning consultant and is a founding committee member of the Sea-Level Rise Institute at Humboldt State University.

During her fellowship, Kunkel will review sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation plans from granted lands trustees, assess compliance with AB691 legislative criteria, and develop recommendations for statewide sea-level rise adaptation actions.

Kristina Kunkel earned a master's degree in environmental systems from Humboldt State University in 2019. Her research explored community perceptions of flooding and sea-level rise in King Salmon, California, a coastal community likely at the highest risk of relative sea-level rise on the U.S. West Coast. Kunkel also worked as a sea-level rise planning consultant and is a founding committee member of the Sea-Level Rise Institute at Humboldt State University.

During her fellowship, Kunkel will review sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation plans from granted lands trustees, assess compliance with AB691 legislative criteria, and develop recommendations for statewide sea-level rise adaptation actions.

Kristina Kunkel, 2020 State Fellow