Janine Barr is a Unit Manager in the Environmental Analysis and Communications Group. In this role, Janine collaborates with the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) to advance efforts to address ocean acidification as an element of state coastal climate resilience planning. Janine is also engaged in a partnership with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to develop decision support tools to support watershed planning efforts statewide. Janine also supports the Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH), a National Science Foundation “Coastlines and People” initiative in the New York City-New Jersey-Philadelphia region, focusing on engaging community college students and faculty on climate risk management. Prior to joining the EAC, Janine served as a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. In the past she has worked as an ORISE Fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water as the water quality standard program’s staff expert on communications and climate change. Janine holds a BS in Environmental Studies and Biology from Gettysburg College (2015) and received a MS in Oceanography from Rutgers University (2022) where she studied the water quality benefits oysters provide in the mid-Atlantic.