RISE 2019 Conference

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Elizabeth Allen

Postdoc Research Associate

Northeastern University


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Dr. Liz Allen contributes to interdisciplinary resilience research initiatives at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute, applying a sociotechnical systems perspective to study sustainability and social justice implications of the sharing economy, energy system transitions, and climate change adaptation and resilience. She also supports international research coordination and partner engagement within the Global Resilience Research Network. Liz holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. Her doctoral research explored approaches to stakeholder engagement in regional climate change impacts modeling and analyzed how environmental models are used in agricultural and forestry land use planning. Her community engagement work centers on collaborative system dynamics modeling to facilitate dialogue and span boundaries between different ways of understanding complex food, energy, and water systems in the context of global change.