Erin Derrington

Environmental Science and Policy Specialist

With Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Juris Doctorate with a certificate in environmental law from Pace University School of Law, 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 creation and implementation of coastal resources management laws in the Pacific and in coastal climate adaptation for nearly two decades. Recently she led the creation of the Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and was a co-author on the 2020 PIRCA CNMI Climate Change Report as the Lead Planner with the CNMI’s Office of Planning and Development. She is committed to furthering the global sustainable development goals focusing on building communities of practice to create and implement right-sized interventions. This work builds on past experience ranging from developing climate adaptation content for the land trust community, facilitating shoreline access planning on Guam, teaching environmental management courses, and supporting resiliency planning efforts in Maui County. Erin is excited to contribute to coastal solutions with the PEERS network.

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