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Storyteller & Geographer

Cohort 2023/2024

Victoria Herrmann is a storyteller & geographer who has spent the past decade leading research initiatives and directing capacity building programs to support communities adapt on the front lines of the climate crisis. In 2016-2017, she traveled across the country as lead Researcher of America’s Eroding Edges, interviewing 350 local leaders to identify what was needed most to safeguard coastal communities. Victoria Herrmann is the Director of Preserving Legacies: A Future for Our Past, a National Geographic project that empowers communities worldwide with the scientific knowledge and technical training to safeguard their cultural heritage. As recognized expert in Arctic climate policy, she has testified before the US House and Senate, served as the Alaska Review Editor for the National Climate Assessment, and was named as one of the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy' by Apolitical.

 Victoria Herrmann, la géographe au chevet des sites naturels et culturels (article by Les Echos Planète in French)