University of Delaware
Rachel Slotter is a second year Master’s student in the Disaster Science and Management program. She is currently collaborating on an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation funded research project examining the mitigation decision making processes of individual homeowners. Her thesis focuses specifically on the impact that emotional responses and risk perception have on those processes. Prior to attending the University of Delaware, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Bioethics from the University of Virginia in 2014. Rachel also has several years of experience working in the non-profit sector for a local branch of an international human services organization. Broadly, her research interests include mitigation decision making, risk perception, impacts of disasters on rural communities, and the application of disaster policies in practice. After completing her Master’s degree, Slotter plans to continue on in the Disaster Science and Management program at the University of Delaware as a doctoral student.