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Tessa Swanson

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Tessa is a PhD student advised by Dr. Seth Guikema. She researches methods to model complex systems for understanding and addressing urban resilience, particularly via transportation applications. Tessa believes equitable access to opportunities and resources is key to climate change adaptation, disaster mitigation, and sustainability and seeks to evaluate and design infrastructure solutions that address disparities in access to enable resilient communities.

Tessa is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and serves in officer positions for the IOE Student Leadership Board, INFORMS student chapter, and Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment Annual Conference. She is also enrolled in the Urban Informatics certificate program through the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Advisor: Seth Guikema
Positions Sought: Research, Government
Expected Graduation: 2023

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