University of South Florida
Amy Polen is an undergraduate researcher at the Honors College at University of South Florida (USF). She will be graduating Summer 2018 with a bachelor's in environmental science and policy, which she will use to pursue graduate education and eventually professional research in a government or academic setting. She is an active undergraduate researcher with the USF Weather Lab, where she specializes in natural disasters and hurricanes, specifically evacuation behavior and risk perception. She is also a member of the USF Student Environmental Association, the American Association of Geographers, and the American Meteorological Society. In addition, she acts as a public outreach officer for the West Central Florida American Meteorological Society.