Graduate Research Assistant
Natural Hazards Center
Lisa McDevitt is a doctoral student in the department of sociology at University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests lie at the intersection of disasters and environmental justice, specifically chronic environmental disasters. She is also interested in public participation in the production of knowledge and in public dissemination of science. She completed her undergraduate degree in geology and sustainability studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where she was involved in two interdisciplinary research projects. The first looked at asthma as an environmental public health challenge, and the second at the potential impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling in New York State. In 2016, she received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate the community-level health impacts of unconventional oil and gas development.