Mr. Parr is an experienced water researcher and science communicator who has spent his career at the intersection of water resources and community development. He was a Fellow at Wisconsin Sea Grant within the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked with communities on flood resilience planning in coastal Great Lakes cities. He was also a research associate at the North Central Region Water Network and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, where he helped create a framework for state-level policy interventions to address water quality and quantity challenges in Mississippi River Basin through collaborative watershed governance systems. He was formerly a newspaper editor covering Great Lakes communities in northeast Wisconsin. He holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and a Masters in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.