Natural Hazards Center
Amanda Ruybal is an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). She is pursuing a double major in Political Science and International Affairs and expects to graduate in the Spring of 2023. In addition to her studies, Ruybal is currently involved with the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) UREDI (Undergraduate Research for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Program. At the Natural Hazards Center, she works as an undergraduate research assistant with Melissa Villarreal, whose National Science Foundation- and American Sociological Association-funded research project focuses on the long-term, post-disaster recovery of Mexican immigrant women. Ruybal is interested in a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, educational rights and funding, social and environmental justice, rural and agricultural issues, and political behavior. Ruybal is also the events coordinator for CU’s Model United Nations club and a Political Science Honors Program member. She is always eager to learn and looks forward to upcoming research projects and academic endeavors.