Dr. Wie Yusuf is Associate Professor in the School of Public Service at Old Dominion University. She is also Assistant Director for the ODU Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience and is part of a university-wide, interdisciplinary initiative pursuing engaged research and practice in the area of coastal resilience. She is a policy scholar who focuses on policy issues that emerge at the intersection of governments, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, businesses, and civil society. She teaches courses in public policy, public budgeting and finance, ethics, and multi-sectoral public service. As a Virginia Sea Grant extension partner, Dr. Yusuf runs the Virginia Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program, and helps to connect expertise in our universities to address climate change and sea level rise adaptation issues.