Mrs. Kayla Gorman joined HRC in 2023 as the social scientist for the Weather Ready Nations (WRNs) project. Her primary interests involve developing and implementing solutions that work for multiple stakeholder groups. Kayla’s background covers a wide variety of topics, including environmental science, geography, climate change, social science methods, and interdisciplinary research. She also currently lectures for the Geography Department at San Diego State University (SDSU). Prior to HRC, Kayla received her bachelors from University of California, Santa Barbara and her masters from SDSU. During this time, she worked on several research projects focusing on adaptation and mitigation of climate change, agroforestry, ecotourism, and natural disaster impacts on communities. Kayla’s primary role at HRC is the contribution to the WRNs project through research, reports, and participation in workshops. The WRNs program is a multi-hazard impact based forecasting and early warning approach to build capacity at National Meteorological and Hydrologic Services (NMHS) and National Disaster Management Agencies (NDMAs). Kayla works closely with these stakeholder groups to aid in capacity building efforts that support effective disaster management.

E-mail: kgorman@hrcwater.org