Lynette Cardoch

Dr. Lynette Cardoch is a coastal ecologist with over 25 years of experience in regulatory and water policies, coastal restoration, and urban and coastal resiliency. She has also worked closely with coastal utilities and natural resource agencies on integrated planning and operationalizing resiliency, particularly for coastal protection, storm surge, and interior flooding.  She is an active resident of Miami-Dade County, having participated on the Biscayne Bay Task Force. She also serves as Vice-Chair on the County’s Planning Advisory Board. She was recently appointed by Gov. DeSantis to the Florida Commission on Community Service, colloquially knows as Volunteer Florida.

Lynette is vice president with Moffatt & Nichol as their Director of Resilience & Adaptation, leading efforts to deliver comprehensive resiliency solutions & adaptation services in the coastal zone. Services range from coastal planning (e.g., decision economics and strategic consulting) to engineering of nature-based (e.g., wetlands and beaches) and built infrastructure (e.g. maritime structures).

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Ph.D., Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (Advisor: John W. Day, Ph.D)

Fulbright Scholar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain

Focus: Ecology and ecological economics

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL

M.A. Marine Affairs and Policy

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

A.B. Cum Laude, Biological Anthropology