Helping Mississippi become a climate-kind state.

Dominika Parry, Ph.D.


Dominika Parry is the founding President of 2CMississippi. She is an environmental economist, professionally and personally passionate about climate change.  Dominika established 2C Mississippi to promote a bipartisan, science-based dialog and action on climate change in Mississippi.  Dominika received her PhD in 2003 from Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she also trained as a Postdoctoral Associate, working on valuation of air pollution damages.  She spent most of her career in academia as an Assistant Professor at the Earth and Environment Department at Boston University, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at University of Kentucky, and a Researcher at the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Ecology University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for federally and state owned land management. 

Since moving to Mississippi, in 2013, Dominika became an Independent Consultant in Environmental Economics and Policy working on a variety of projects including local support for Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Vicksburg, MS and publishing a report on the Economic Impact Analysis of the Lower Mississippi River.  In 2016, Dominika founded a Jackson Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby.  Currently, she is both the Jackson Chapter Leader as well as a pro-bono State Coordinator for CCL in Mississippi leading local efforts in support of federal climate change regulations.  

Dominika received also a BA/MS in Sociology from Warsaw University in Poland and completed two years of PhD work in Political Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She was a Research Fellow at the Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, Warsaw University conducting  international valuation studies on eutrophication in the Baltic Sea; endangerment of Polish wetlands; and protection of lynx population in the Carpathian Mountains.  In the summer of 1999, she participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.  She worked there on costing standard harmonization in the European Union.

Dominika is a native of Poland, but after 25 years of moving across the US, she and her family chose Mississippi as their forever home.  She lives with her two sons, husband, two dogs, nine fish, hermit crab and an occasional toad in Ridgeland Mississippi. 

Diane Pruitt, M.P.A., LEED Green Associate


Joined 2C Mississippi as Director responsible for managing green infrastructure projects in Jackson, Mississippi. Impressed with the work 2C Mississippi is doing, Diane decided to relocate to Mississippi to help support 2C Mississippi’s efforts to address the impact of climate change on the underserved communities in Jackson. “It was important to me to be able to ‘give back’ to the community in a more impactful way.”

“I see my role as constantly evolving – defining project strategies, building upon our community and partner relationships, and promoting equitable delivery of services and support.”

Diane is a seasoned solutions oriented professional with over 20 years experience in business development, program and project management and marketing. She has worked for several global companies including, Hewlett Packard, AT&T and Schneider Electric. In her role, prior to coming to 2C Mississippi, Diane designed and developed a buildings certification service for a global company of over 120,000 employees. Focusing her efforts on healthy buildings, Diane developed  the  Building Certifications offer that would generate new revenue potential for the company.

She has been an employee and an entrepreneur, developing a broad skillset and credentials. Diane is a strategic thinker with relevant market knowledge, skilled in bringing order to chaos, and very good at listening, leading and advising.

Diane has her Master’s degree in Public Administration and her B.A. in Urban and Environmental Studies. She is a WELL AP and a LEED Green Associate and is currently pursuing her LEED AP speciality in Cities and Communities.

Providing Climate Solutions to Underserved Communities

Our green infrastructure projects provide relief and resilience to underserved communities that are often most severely impacted by the negative aspects of climate change.

Our goal is to make an impact in quality of life and restore areas that can have positive impact on the residents and their community. We continue to pursue funding to support our efforts to plan, design, implement and where funding allows, provide some maintenance of projects we develop.



212-B Draperton Court
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

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