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.