Stefan Tangen works for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance as the Tribal Resilience Liaison. He works across the region to connect 32 Federally Recognized Tribal Nations to tools, information, and other resources for building resilience to anthropogenic climate change. Stefan received his Master of Natural Resource Management (MNRM) degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a focus on climate adaptation science and planning with Indigenous communities. Stefan’s expertise includes climate adaptation planning, culturally appropriate research processes, grant writing, and project management. Prior to his appointment Stefan worked in community development in Sierra Leone (RPCV 12'-14'), Samoa and the Philippines.