Dr Carolina Contreras

Senior Analyst

Carolina applies a social-environmental lens to the study of ocean and seascapes, contributing to the research and understanding of ocean governance and coastal livelihoods.

Before joining Climateworks, Carolina was a research fellow at the Climate Resilience Living Lab (CRLL) at RMIT where she explored everyday adaptation in urban settings. Carolina’s PhD research was in the field of social-ecological studies, where she took a transdisciplinary approach to explore the social dimensions of carbon sequestration across coastal ecosystems in the Indo-Pacific.

Carolina has a PhD (Science), a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Social-ecological studies from Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.