University of Colorado Boulder
Skye Niles grew up in Berkeley, California, and is an incoming PhD student at CU Boulder in Sociology for the fall of 2017. Skye is passionate about social as well as ecological justice, and is interested in how stereotypes, values, and social hierarchies play out in disaster response and vulnerability, how neoliberal policies impact inequality, and rethinking divisions between nature and society. Skye has spent the last decade working and volunteering in various health care services, which have shaped her interest in social structures and inequality. She is excited to be at her first Natural Hazards Workshop.