Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Erica is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for GLISA at the University of Michigan. In her current role, she is part of the research and engagement team of the “Making Gulf Communities More Resilient” project. She employs quantitative and qualitative methods to assess adaptive capacity and equity in small and medium-sized cities in the Gulf Region.
Prior to joining GLISA in June 2021, she was a Research Assistant at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned her Ph.D. degree in Geography. Her research focused on quantitative and qualitative methods to understand climate hazard risk and community vulnerability. She has experience with very diverse communities living in at-risk areas, from low-income residents from Brazil, indigenous groups in India, and communities in the United States.