Labrador Climate Specialist, CLIMAtlantic & the Labrador Campus
Willa Neilsen (Settler, she/her) is based at the Labrador Campus as the Labrador Climate Specialist for CLIMAtlantic. The CLIMAtlantic team works across Atlantic Canada to support incorporating data and projections into decision-making. Willa works with a variety of stakeholders in Labrador to help them access, understand, and use context-appropriate climate data and projections.
Willa is from North West River, Labrador, and is completing a Marine Biology degree at Memorial University. She will finish this on exchange to Norway in 2023, where she will take courses focusing on marine and climate issues specific to the Arctic. She brings experience in training and project coordination, as well as a knowledge of the Labrador region and its unique needs and vulnerability in regard to climate change