Dr. Victoria Herrmann is the President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute. In addition to managing the Institute and Board of Directors, her research and writing focus on climate change, community adaptation, human development, and resource economies. As a National Geographic Explorer, she led the America’s Eroding Edges project in 2016 and 2017. The research and storytelling project identified gaps in national assistance for coastal community adaptation to climate impacts in the US and US Territories. Her current project, Rise Up to Rising Tides, is creating an online matchmaking platform that connects pro bono experts with climate-affected communities with support from the JMK Innovation Prize. In cooperation with the Lowlander Center in Louisiana, Victoria is also leading the creation of a dialogue framework between climate-displaced coastal-bayou communities and inland-high ground receiving communities.