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Sabrina Akther Profile


Ph.D. Student

Department: Geosciences
Advisor: Dr. Brittany Brand

Research Areas

  • Community Resilience
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Geographic Information Systems

Research Summary

I am aspiring to be a researcher to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities to the impact of natural hazards and climate change. I am interested in research on social vulnerability, gender dynamics, GIScience, and disaster risk management.

Previously I completed my undergrad and masters in Disaster Science and Management from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. During this time, I worked with the coastal and communities of Bangladesh on their disaster resilience and adaptation method to climate change.

Community Partners

  • Valley County Planners and Emergency Officials