Danya Rumore is a PhD candidate in Environmental Policy and Planning at MIT, a researcher with the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, and an Associate at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI). She holds a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. Danya was a 2007-2008 US Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand, where she conducted research on collaborative, community based sustainability initiatives and innovative environmental policy. Danya's research and work focus on effective means for engaging stakeholders in science-intensive environmental decision making, with a current focus on climate change adaptation and building consensus around adaptation strategies. She is the Project Manager and Collaboration Lead for the New England Climate Adaptation Project, a collaborative research effort involving CBI, the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), and four partner towns in New England that is testing the use of science-based role-play simulations as a tool for public engagement and catalyzing collective climate change adaptation efforts. Danya is also a freelance science writer and outreach specialist, and is passionate about science communications.