Dr. Robin Cox advances leadership in climate and disaster resilience. Drawing on design thinking and open- learning approaches, Cox cultivates climate action leadership through an innovative open-learning master program, the M.A. in Climate Action Leadership (RRU). As the Director of the ResilienceByDesign lab (RbD) at Royal Roads University, she designs and oversees a diverse applied research agenda focused on building leadership for climate action and disaster risk reduction. Working with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students and external (government, business, academic) partners to conduct regional, national and international research and capacity-building projects. This work aims to enable and optimize the capacity of working professionals, youth, and communities to design and implement innovative strategies and collaborative projects that contribute to climate adaptation and resilience, disaster risk reduction, and youth empowerment.