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  • Carolina Velasquez, Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

    Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716


    Carolina Velásquez Calderón is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Disaster Science and Management program where she focused on the understanding water-related crisis in small islands. She holds a master's degree in Caribbean Studies from the National University of Colombia where she expanded her knowledge about the diverse problems facing by the Caribbean society. Carolina has a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Development where she learned strategies to solve socio-environmental conflicts.

    She has received diverse academic grants and awards including a meritorious mention for master thesis research for her rigorous work, grants from National University of Colombia and the University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center through its Quick Response Program for her investigative experience; and she is recipient of Colciencias' scholarship to develop her doctoral studies in The United States.

    Her research trajectory is based on contemporary issues about the Caribbean region, such as tourism, climate change, water justice, and environmental and risk management. Carolina has both presented at conferences and worked with think tanks on tourism, risk management, urban planning, and climate change adaptation strategies. Finally, she has published books, chapters, and articles about these central themes for small Caribbean islands. Her research interests include droughts, hurricanes, vulnerability on small islands, and water related crises.





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