Victoria Herrmann PhD

Managing Director @ The Arctic Institute

Dr. Victoria Herrmann is the President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute, where her research focuses on climate change, community adaptation, resilient development, and migration. Victoria has testified before the U.S. Senate, served as the Alaska Review Editor for the Fourth National Climate Assessment, contributes to The Guardian and Scientific American on climate policy, and was named one of the most 100 influential people in climate policy worldwide in 2019 by Apolitical. Victoria currently serves as the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation funded Arctic research coordination network. Beyond the Arctic, Victoria studies climate-induced displacement, migration, and relocation in North America and Fiji as a National Geographic Explorer. In her first National Geographic project, America’s Eroding Edges, she traveled across the country interviewing 350 local leaders to identify what’s needed most to safeguard coastal communities against the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Her project, Rise Up to Rising Tides, is creating an online matchmaking platform that connects pro bono experts with climate-affected communities. She serves on the Arctic Youth Network and the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States’ Board of Directors and as an IF/THEN Ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.