Julie Koppel Maldonado works on engagement activities and issues related to indigenous peoples and climate change for the National Climate Assessment program. Julie is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. Her doctoral research focuses on three tribal communities in coastal Louisiana who are experiencing the impacts of rapid environmental change. She has worked with a displaced Ogoni community in South and West Africa, and consulted for the World Bank and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance. She recently completed a consultancy for the United Nations Development Programme on post-disaster needs assessments. Julie’s research interests include collaborative, community-based research and applied anthropology.