2017 Natural Hazards Workshop Volunteers

The Natural Hazards Center invited students to apply to volunteer at the Natural Hazards Workshop. These student volunteers attend sessions and provide support to panelists and moderators throughout the event. The eight graduate student volunteers and the three undergraduate student volunteers who were selected to assist at this year’s Workshop are listed below. Participants are welcome to reach out to them for assistance while at the Workshop.

Graduate Student Volunteers

Leila Darwish

Tulane University

Rongkun Liu

Ohio State University

Noel Metcalf

Colorado School of Public Health

Skye Niles

University of Colorado Boulder

Sudipta Roy

Indiana University Bloomington

Rachel Slotter

University of Delaware

Shinya Uekusa

University of Auckland

Melissa Villarreal

University of Colorado Boulder

Undergraduate Student Volunteers

Zoe Welz

University of Colorado Boulder

Nicole Mattson

Natural Hazards Center

Volunteer Coordinators: Simone Domingue and Allison Madera

Simone Domingue is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the Natural Hazards Center. She also serves as the assistant editor of the Natural Hazards Review. She is interested in the intersection of social inequalities and environmental hazards and her research spans the field of hazards and disaster research. Drawing from the sociology of risk, environmental justice, and social vulnerability science, she aims to help foster the formulation of just policies concerning community resilience to hazards and disasters.

Allison Madera is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at CU Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the Natural Hazards Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University where she studied sociology and minored in gender and sexuality studies. She also recently received a Master of Arts in Sociology from CU Boulder. Her research interests include disasters and marginalized populations, small business disaster recovery, gender and sexuality within the disaster context, environmental justice, and environmental social psychology.