Nicole Carlozo is a Natural Resource Resiliency Planner at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Since 2017, she has managed Maryland's new Resiliency through Restoration Initiative. This first of its kind grant program supports design, implementation and adaptive management of innovative climate-resilient restoration practices to enhance community resilience to the impacts of climate change. Ms. Carlozo also works with local and state partners to support restoration targeting, monitoring of nature-based practices, community outreach, and education.
In 2016, she led the development of Maryland’s statewide Coastal Resiliency Assessment to identify shorelines and marshes where natural habitats provide the greatest potential risk reduction for coastal communities. She worked with federal, state and non-profit partners to guide the development of a landscape-level spatial analysis and modeling effort. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Carlozo served as Maryland’s NOAA Coastal Management Fellow to integrate water quality and coastal resources into marine spatial planning in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays.
Ms. Carlozo is a Certified Climate Change Professional and currently serves on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup to support implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Ms. Carlozo earned a Masters Degree in Coastal Environmental Management and a Certificate of Geospatial Analysis from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & English from St. Mary's College of Maryland.