As part of its Student Initiative, CRCG offers a monthly webinar series for graduate students working across all GoMRI-funded consortia. Webinars explore themes of trans-disciplinary interest and focus on topics that increase professional development. On Thursday, April 13th, CRGC will host Women in Science and Research, which will highlight female researchers and provide an opportunity for discussion around women working in science and issues related to gender equity in the field. Panelists will discuss their individual career trajectories, as well as provide perspectives on being a woman working in scientific research.
Noreen Clancy is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Clancy is the project manager for the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities. Her prime areas of interest relate to energy and environment issues and the financial services sector. Her current areas of environmental research relate to issues of resilience.
Amy Lesen, Ph.D. is a research associate professor at the ByWater Institute at Tulane University. Dr. Lesen’s work focuses on the relationship between ecological processes and human social dynamics in coastal cities and coastal communities, and how those systems are influenced by climate and environmental change.
Shanthi Nataraj, Ph.D. is an economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Dr. Nataraj is co-PI for the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities’ Economics sub team, which is assessing the economic impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf Coastal communities, particularly effects on fishing, seafood processing, and tourism industries.