Brittaney Key serves as part of the inaugural Climate Ready Hawaiʻi AmeriCorps VISTA cohort that is helping Hawaiʻi adapt to climate change impacts. She is the Climate Adaptation Research Analyst with the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development. She will primarily be supporting the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force and the development of various statewide sustainability initiatives through research, communications, and analysis of equity impacts.
Brittaney has a broad foundation in the core sciences, environmental policy, and environmental justice. She has additional background in One Health, a transdisciplinary approach that recognizes the connections between human, animal, and environmental health within the context of influences such as culture, politics, and economics. Her ability and training is best exemplified by her human-wildlife conflict and climate justice publications in the undergraduate journal, Prized Writing.
Brittaney graduated cum laude from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in International Relations, and an emphasis in Global Environment, Health, and Natural Resources. She was awarded multiple merit-based scholarships, including the prestigious UC Regents Scholarship, was part of the University Honors Program, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Brittaney plans to pursue a master’s degree in environmental science and policy in the near future.