Evan Blanchard is a Staff Scientist for Brizaga, responsible for project management, scientific research and communications, and planning sea level rise solutions. He joins the team with an environmental science and planning background with a focus in coastal processes. Before joining Brizaga, Evan received his Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from Florida Atlantic University while also working at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a permit reviewer. Within his masters program Evan spent time studying nature based solutions to sea level rise, coastal processes, as well as researching the effects of ocean acidification on dune vegetation. Having both regulatory and scientific experience in relation to coastal resiliency allows Evan to analyze issues holistically and provide effective and practical adaptation strategies. Evan also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies from Florida State University.