Dr. Karen Cozzetto is a research hydrologist with the Western Water Assessment and the acting managing director of the Center for Water, Earth Science, and Technology at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research interests include surface water-groundwater interactions, climate influences on interannual streamflow variation, stream restoration, and working with resource managers on climate change adaptation planning. She was the lead investigator of a Native Communities and Climate Change Preparedness project and a contributing author to the Indigenous Peoples, Land, and Resources chapter of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment. Additionally, Dr. Cozzetto studies glacial meltwater streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica as part of a Long-Term Ecological Research site. Dr. Cozzetto received her Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2009.