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 Credit: Shannon Switzer Swanson

Credit: Shannon Switzer Swanson

I am a PhD candidate in Stanford University's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), where I work on increasing the resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change. I study the linkages between natural hazards, governance and public policy, and social and economic outcomes. My current work focuses on measuring the impacts of sea level rise and evaluating the effectiveness of different strategies for managing flood risk.

I received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University. Before Stanford, I spent several years supporting evidence-based climate change adaptation and mitigation decision-making, most recently at the New Climate Economy and ICF International