Rachel Slotter, Graduate Research Assistant, Disaster Research Center
Graduate Research Assistant, Disaster Research Center
Ph.D. Candidate, Disaster Science & Management
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Rachel Slotter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Disaster Science and Management program. Her dissertation research focuses on inter-organizational coordination during the response and short-term recovery periods of large-scale disaster events. This interest developed during her current collaboration on a National Academies funded qualitative field research study assessing food insecurity in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. She is also collaborating on an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation-funded research project examining the mitigation decision making processes of individual homeowners. Her master's thesis focused specifically on the impact that emotional responses and risk perception have on those processes. She completed her Masters of Science in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware in 2018. Prior to her work at the Disaster Research Center, 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, inter-organizational coordination, the implementation of disaster policies in practice, and the impacts of disasters on rural communities.
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