Based in Charleston, SC Lori Cary-Kothera is the Operations Manager for the Science and Geospatial Solutions Division within NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. Ms. Cary-Kothera leads the web-based development of Digital Coast and supports the Digital Coast Partnership effort. Through that effort, she works closely with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) as their point of contact for the Digital Coast partnership. In addition to her role on Digital Coast, Ms. Cary-Kothera works on a variety of projects helping local coastal resource agencies to better utilize technologies to address their coastal management issues. Recently, Lori has been working with a number of communities in the Great Lakes helping to address their flooding issues using green infrastructure techniques. Lori has a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University and a MS degree in Biological Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology.