Courtney St. John



Environmental Planning


Courtney St. John is the Associate Director for Outreach at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University. She joined the CRED team in 2012 and oversees the center’s outreach with key audiences including partners and stakeholders, students, the larger scientific community, and the general public. St. John has over seven years of experience working on environmental issues from an outreach, planning, and policy perspective. Prior to joining CRED Courtney was the Climate Change Affairs Officer for the United States Navy’s Task Force Climate Change where she oversaw execution of the Navy’s Climate Change Roadmap and Navy’s adaptation to global climate change. St. John is the author of several articles on the Navy’s climate change adaptation including in publications from Cambridge University Press, NATO, and in the Naval War College Review. St. John held a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. She earned a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in environmental planning and policy from Clemson University. Her work at Clemson focused on coastal management and shoreline change policy. She holds a BA from Mary Washington College in Historic Preservation.

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