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Karen Cozzetto


Karen Cozzetto

Karen Cozzetto joined ITEP as a Co-Manager with the Climate Change Program in 2015. She develops curriculum for and coordinates climate change trainings and webinars, and develops content for ITEP’s Tribes & Climate Change website. She also works with individual tribal communities to facilitate the development of climate change adaptation plans.

Prior to joining ITEP, Karen obtained a Ph.D. in hydrology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. She was the lead on a Native American Communities and Climate Change Preparedness project and was a contributing author on the Indigenous Peoples chapter of the third National Climate Assessment. Most recently, she helped organize a project, Tribe’s Eye – Native American Youth Photograph Environmental Change.

Karen can be reached by e-mail at

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