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PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). My research generally focuses on questions related to building urban resilience in the face of climate change. My dissertation examines the political and scalar dimensions of using green infrastructure to foster resilience in a range of cities including Manila (Philippines), New York City, Los Angeles, and Detroit. For each of these cities, I am developing a Green Infrastructure Spatial Planning (GISP) Model for evaluating spatial trade-offs between green infrastructure resilience functions and identifying priority areas (or 'hotspots') where green infrastructure can be strategically developed so as to maximize ecosystem service benefits.

Key research Interests: urban resilience; climate change adaptation; green infrastructure