Dr. Victoria Keener is a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai`i, and the Program Manager of the Pacific RISA. Dr. Keener received her PhD in Agricultural & Biological Engineering from the University of Florida, specializing in hydro-climatological research dealing with the effects of climate variability and the El-Nino/Southern Oscillation on both physical modeling and statistical hydrology of freshwater pollutant loads. Much of her modeling work uses multivariate time-series analysis and varied spectral methods to identify dominant climate trends in hydrological variables, and how they change through time. In addition to research, as the Program Manager of Pacific RISA, Dr. Keener coordinates an interdisciplinary team of social and physical scientists that aims to reduce Pacific Island communities' vulnerability to climate change by translating academic research into actionable knowledge for a variety of stakeholders at the local, state, and regional level.