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Legna Torres-Garcia was selected for the American Geophysical Union Thriving Earth Exchange as a Community Science Fellow. This is a community science program created for science fellows to work with a selected community to help facilitate and solve a specific need.

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Dr. Legna Torres-García of the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center is leading an effort to build relationships with stakeholders on the island of Puerto Rico to better understand their needs for natural hazards data and resources and share information available from USGS that are relevant to the island. Here, Legna discusses USGS coastal hazards research with the Professional Fishermen's Association. 

Community Science Fellows have a multifaceted role. They are matched with a community to help design a project, recruit scientists, develop the team, lead project management including coordination, facilitation, coaching, and conflict resolution. Some Thriving Earth Exchange projects operate at the intersection of socioeconomic and environmental justice and racial equity. Each project runs for up to 18 months, and during that time fellows also receive training and support to help lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, facilitating conversations, and motivating other participants. Dr. Torres-Garcia’s efforts will augment ongoing work in the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program related to co-producing coastal change hazards science. 

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