Valerie Washington a pre-candidate PhD who is interested in the application of operations research and risk analysis to climate resilience and flood mitigation. Her current research includes using agent-based simulation models to understand the impacts of seasonal floods on communities, and the influence of income-based flood insurance subsidies on flood mitigation strategies employed by those communities.
Advisors: Seth Guikema, Joi Mondisa
Positions Sought: Government, Research, Industry
Expected Graduation: May 2022