Erin Derrington is an environmental science and policy specialist who focuses on natural resource management planning and project implementation. Leveraging her background in environmental law and conservation science and policy, Ms. Derrington has been supporting community-facilitated creation and implementation of coastal resources management and adaptation guidance and actions in the Pacific for over a decade. Recently she led the creation of the Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and was a co-author on the 2020 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, CNMI Climate Change Report. In her professional roles she leads ongoing strategic planning and project implementation with the CNMI’s Office of Planning and Development, creates and manages climate adaptation content for the land trust community, facilitates shoreline access planning on Guam, teaches environmental management courses, and supports shoreline management projects and resiliency planning efforts in Maui County. When she is away from the office, Erin is an avid explorer who enjoys and hopes to preserve the tremendous diversity of our biosphere. She is excited to engage in opportunities to build coastal resiliency for the people and ecosystems on the front lines of climate impacts.
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