Molly Woloszyn

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Molly Woloszyn is the extension climate specialist for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, which are both a part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the extension climate specialist for both programs, Woloszyn is responsible for communicating climate-related information to various stakeholders throughout the Midwest. Woloszyn’s current work includes assisting local governments and other entities adapt to weather extremes and climate change, providing expertise on historical trends and potential local impacts of climate change, and K-12 climate education outreach. She recently developed the Flood Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Facilities, which is an online assessment that identifies specific vulnerabilities of a particular critical facility to flooding and provides recommendations on how to reduce the facility’s risk. Woloszyn’s educational background includes a master’s degree in atmospheric science from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Northern Illinois University.