About Grace Rogers, Manager, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds

Grace Rogers

Manager, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds


Areas of expertise:

Water resources management and policy, science-based decision-making, natural infrastructure, ecosystems, social sciences, stakeholder coordination


Grace is the Manager, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds. She works to build and maintain collaborative partnerships with diverse local, regional and national partners to collectively advocate for comprehensive, research-based and equitable planning and policies to reduce flood risk. Grace is committed to bringing together sound science and effective communications to develop and implement locally-supported solutions that address historical inequities and build resilience for communities and ecosystems in the face of climate change.


  • Grace previously worked as the Senior Analyst for Virginia's Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds program. Before that, she was the Program Coordinator for the Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds team, working with our Restore the Mississippi River Delta coalition’s science and federal policy teams on natural infrastructure, adaptive management, coastal legislation, and behavioral science initiatives.
  • Education: B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, with concentration in Water Resource Policy and Management and a minor in Law and Society.
  • Honors Thesis: “Landowner Perceptions of Water Quality in the Owasco Lake Watershed”.


  • Holley, J.R., McComas, K.A., Lambert, C.E. et al. Responding to flood risk in Louisiana: the roles of place attachment, emotions, and location. Nat Hazards 113, 615–640 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-022-05316-9
  • Lambert, C.E., Holley, J.R., McComas, K.A., Snider, N.P., & Tucker, G.K. (2021). A qualitative study of place attachment, risk perception, and coastal land loss in southern Louisiana. Sustainability, 13(11), 6269. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116269
  • Armstrong, A., Stedman, R., and G. Tucker (2019). Beyond “us and them”: why do landowners disagree about local water pollution? Society & Natural Resources. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1620390.