Meadow Poplawsky is a Knowledge Manager of weADAPT, SEI’s signature climate change adaptation platform and network.
She has a master’s degree (MSc) in Water Science, Policy, and Management from the University of Oxford. Her MSc dissertation studied the role of nationalist tweets from the Egyptian and Ethiopian perspectives over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the context of the current hegemonic struggle over the Nile River. She has a bachelor’s degree in international political economy, with minors in French and global development studies, from the University of Puget Sound. Her two undergraduate theses focused on human security as it relates to transboundary river management, and the concept of financial inclusion in poverty alleviation.
Meadow grew up in Moscow, Idaho, in the United States, and became interested in the climate and the environment through her family and high school environmental club. After completing her undergraduate degree, Meadow moved to Chennai, India, to teach English on a Fulbright fellowship. Her experiences in Chennai strengthened her passion for rivers and the environment, leading her MSc work.
Meadow is excited to use her skills and interests to begin a career path in climate adaptation and resilience.