Melodie Grubbs is a Science, Research & Policy Specialist at USC Sea Grant. As a coastal scientist, Ms. Grubbs is focused on helping communities prepare for and adapt to changing climate conditions, coastal hazards, and sea level rise. Ms. Grubbs specializes in physical coastal processes and dynamics, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis. She has over a decade of experience in planning and implementing coastal habitat restoration and living shoreline project in California. Ms. Grubbs also has experience at sea, serving as a scientist and chief mate on board an oceanographic research vessel.