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Credit: Shannon Switzer Swanson

Credit: Shannon Switzer Swanson

I am an environmental social scientist working on increasing the resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change. My research examines the linkages between natural hazards, governance, and public policy, with a particular focus on sea level rise and flooding. I recently completed my PhD in Stanford University's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and in January 2020, I will join the University of North Carolina’s Department of City and Regional Planning as an assistant professor.

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