Darrian Bertrand is SCIPP’s Climate Assessment Specialist and is located at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Through engagement with a variety of stakeholders, her work focuses on the assessment of stakeholder risk and vulnerability to extreme weather and climate events in the south central U.S. and how the use of climate hazard data can better meet the needs of users in decision-making and adaptation efforts. Darrian received a B.S. in Meteorology (2015) and a M.S. in Geography (2017) from OU, where she worked for SCIPP as a Graduate Research Assistant. Previously, Ms. Bertrand worked for the State Climate Office of North Carolina, where she developed a heat stress forecast tool for high school athletes, engaged with Cooperative Extension agents, and led the climate segment of the NC Drought Management Advisory Council.