Aashka Patel is a Resilience Specialist at Fernleaf. Combining her background in applied climate science, decision support and environment resource management, Aashka works closely with municipal and regional governments and private-sector partners to deliver actionable climate vulnerability assessments to inform adaptation and resilience planning. Aashka also leads Fernleaf’s efforts to embed social equity as a cornerstone of all resilience and adaptation work. Her past work as a geography researcher for Carolinas Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments revolved around tailoring climate projections and assessments for water resources and environmental decision making. She holds a Master’s in Earth and Environment Resource Management from University of South Carolina.