Graduate Research Assistant, Disaster Research Center
Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Carolina Velasquez is currently a doctoral student in the Disaster Science and Management program and research assistant in the Disaster Research Center. She holds a master’s degree in Caribbean Studies, from the National University of Colombia, where she expanded her knowledge about the diverse problems that are facing Caribbean society. Her master thesis was related with risk in the agricultural production system where she focuses in vulnerability studies in hurricanes. Carolina has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management where she focused on learning strategies to solve socio-environmental problems. Her research trajectory is based on contemporary issues about the Caribbean region, such as: disasters, climate change, environmental and risk management, food security, agriculture and tourism. Carolina has both presented at conferences and worked with think tanks on tourism, risk management, environmental urban planning and climate change. Her research interests include droughts, hurricanes, vulnerability on small islands and multi-hazard risk assessment.
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