State Climate Office Staff
Visiting Scholars and Students
Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Karl joins the State Climate Office as a visiting doctoral researcher from the University of Oxford, where he studies anthropology, with a focus on climate change and communication. During a year of fieldwork funded by a Fulbright scholarship, Karl will examine the interactions between climate scientists, coastal managers, communities and local decision-makers in addressing the impacts and causes of sea-level rise. Besides his research, Karl enjoys photography, forests and folk music, and is looking forward to getting to know North Carolina via all three over the year.
A lifelong resident of the Carolinas, Evan is a junior meteorology student at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Having loved weather since a young age, he now focuses his research on high wind events in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. He spent two years at the College of Charleston where he became well-acquainted with the fresh and saltwater flooding that plagues the city. After graduation, Evan plans to pursue a master’s degree at North Carolina State University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and photographing the mountains of Western North Carolina.