RISE 2019 Conference- AGENDA Day 1 - 3

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

(Today’s Challenges)
Day 1
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(Tomorrow’s Solutions)
Day 2
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(Action to Get There)
Day 3
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(Day 1 – 3)
Full Agenda
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Day 1 (Today’s Challenges) 
Monday, November 18

Last updated on 11/11/2019 07:20PM (Eastern Standard Time)

07:30 – 08:30 CHECK-IN / BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS
08:30 – 09:15
Welcome
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
09:15 – 10:45
Presidents’ Roundtable The Role of Higher Education in Addressing Community Resilience through the University-Community Relationship
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Robert Griffin, Dean, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Vince Boudreau, President, The City College of New York
  • Jenni Evans, President, American Meterology Society Director, Institute for CyberScience Professor, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jorge Haddock-Acevedo, President, University of Puerto Rico
  • Havidán Rodríguez, President, University at Albany, State University of New York
11:00 – 12:30
Peer to Peer Collaborating With Colleagues in Extreme Operating Environments (EOEs)
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Leonardo Flores, Professor and Chair, Appalacian State University
Communities Reflecting on Current University-Community Collaborations in Post Disaster Environments
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
Moderator: Lionel Orama, Professor/Steering Committee INESI, UPR-Mayaguez
Ethics of Research The Ethical Challenges of Disaster Research
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
Moderator: Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Assistant Professor, UC-San Diego
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Joan P. Packenham, Director of Office of Human Research Compliance (OHRC), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Lori Peek, Director, Natural Hazards Center and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Yiamar Rivera-Matos, Graduate Research Associate, Arizona State University
Ethics of Teaching Experiences Teaching Disasters and Service Learning Activities
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Marla Méndez Silvagnoli, Title V Project Activity Director, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Kim Diana Connolly, Professor; Director of Clinical Legal Education; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, MS Program Coordinator & Lecturer, California State University Long Beach
  • Paola Guzmán-Cotto, Research Assistant, National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability
  • Luis Rodriguez Sanchez, Composer, Cayenito/LRSMusica
  • Ivonne Santiago, Clinical Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
Disaster Planning and Response Integrating Universities with Existing Disaster Planning and Response Frameworks and Doctrines
Location: PAC Main Theater
Moderator: David Alexander, Mission Capability Support, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Anthony Battaglia, Engagement and Analysis Section Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Phil Berke, Research Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Steven Jensen, Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, California State University Long Beach
  • David Kaufman, Vice President and Director, CNA
  • Olivia A. Scriven, NDRS Recovery Coordination Crew Lead/Academia Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Curtis Vreeland, National Disaster Recovery Support (NDRS) Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Climate Adaptation 1 Stories from the Front Line: Local Government Experiences with Extreme Events
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: R. Karl Rethemeyer, Dean of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Peter Adams, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency
  • Peter Lopez, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Janet McCabe, Director of Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Kevin P. Neary, Mayor, Village of Richmondville
  • Santos Rodriguez, Director of Community Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
Weather Extremes Prediction Today’s Challenges & the Need to Transition to User-driven Adaptive Modeling for Emergency Management
Location: PAC Recital Hall
Moderator: Christopher Thorncroft, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Brian Colle, Atmospheric Science Division Director / Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Jenni Evans, President, American Meterology Society Director, Institute for CyberScience Professor, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rick Luettich, Professor and Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rebecca Morss, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Lloyd Treinish, Chief Scientist - Environmental Modelling, Climate, Weather and Deep Thunder, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
12:30 – 02:00 Lunch (12:30 - 01:15) & Keynote (01:15 - 02:00)
Keynote Address Rebuilding through a community capital growth framework for equity and empowerment and the roles of universities: towards a new paradigm
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
  • Nelson I. Colon, President and CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation (FCPR)
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 03:45
Renewable Energy Challenges Facing Renewable Energy Penetration in At-Risk & Disaster Related Areas
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Thomas Bourgeois, Deputy Director of Pace Energy and Climate Center, Pace Law School
  • Tria Case, University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation, City University of New York
  • Christopher d'Elia, Dean & Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Jeffrey Freedman, Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Thomas King, President, Borincana Foundation
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Universities Role in Mitigating Disaster Universities as Stakeholders: Developing intergovernmental relations towards community resilience
Location: PAC Main Theater
Moderator: Angel Rodriguez, Professor, UPR Cayey
  • Javier De Jesus, Director, Center for Collaborative Innovation - Neeuko, Sagrado Corazon University
  • Jorge Haddock-Acevedo, President, University of Puerto Rico
  • Alfonso R. Latoni, Chief, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
  • Lotfi Sayahi, Professor of Linguistics, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Olivia A. Scriven, NDRS Recovery Coordination Crew Lead/Academia Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency
University Partnership: R&D, Education & Engagement Gaps and Friction Points: Identifying Unmet Needs and Untapped Potential from a Practical Perspective
Location: PAC Recital Hall
Moderator: Eric Stern, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Terry Hastings, Senior Policy Advisor, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
  • Steven Jensen, Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, California State University Long Beach
  • David Kaufman, Vice President and Director, CNA
  • Gerard McCarty*, Director, Office of Emergency Management, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • David Turetsky, Professor of Practice, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Engineering & Coastal Resiliency: A National & International Imperative Infrastructure Challenges Facing our Islanded Communities
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
Moderator: Yanna Liang, Professor and Chair, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Jorge González-Cruz, NOAA-CREST Professor, City University of New York
  • Ricardo López, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
  • Joel Lugo, Executive Director for Operations - West Region, Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority
  • Rafael Rodríguez, Secretary of Health, San Juan Department of Health
Public Health Preparedness & Recovery from Natural Disaster Public Health’s Impact After Hurricanes and Natural Disasters
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Guthrie Birkhead, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, University at Albany
  • Miguel Cruz, Senior Emergency Operations Officer, CDC/NCEH/EM
  • Shao Lin, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Amy Nitza, Director of Institute for Disaster Mental Health, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Wangjian Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University at Albany, State University of New York
Students Displaced by Disaster Stories from the ground: Students Displaced by Disaster
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Fernando I. Rivera, Associate Professor, Puerto Rico Research Hub, University of Central Florida
04:00 – 05:30
Cohort Breakout Session Government Officials, Indigenous People, and Community Cohort
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Auxiliary Researcher, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Cohort Breakout Session Higher Education Administrators Cohort
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
  • Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Cohort Breakout Session Researchers and Practitioners Cohort
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
  • Elizabeth Allen, Postdoc Research Associate, Northeastern University
  • Maria Bermudez, PhD Student, Philosophy Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
Cohort Breakout Session Students Cohort
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
05:30 – 08:00 Reception, Dinner & Leaders' Discussion (05:30 - 08:00)
Leaders' Armchair Discussion Federal Strategies to Enhance Community Resilience in the Face of Increased Threats to Weather Extremes and Related Disasters
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • David Alexander, Mission Capability Support, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Maria Honeycutt, Assistant Director for Natural Disaster Resilience, The White House, Office of Science Technology and Policy
  • Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director- East, NOAA
  • Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
08:00 – 08:15 Break
08:15 – 09:30
Film Screening Dis.em.POWER.ed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm
Location: Campus Center
Moderator: Sandy Smith-Nonini, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill



Day 2 (Tomorrow’s Solutions) 
Tuesday, November 19

7:30 – 9:00 CHECK-IN / BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS
9:00 – 10:30
Leaders' Roundtable Envisioning a New Paradigm
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15
University Partnership: R&D, Education & Engagement Tapping the Potential of Universities to Develop the Next Generation of Disaster Professionals, Knowledge Creation, Campus Resilience Building and Community Service
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Thomas Richardson, Executive Director, Coastal Resilience Center
  • Patrick Cowhey, Branch Chief (Acting), FEMA National Training and Education System (NTES)
  • Shaleen Miller, Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina
  • Kiyoshi Murakami, Special Advisor to President, Iwate University
  • Ismael Pagán-Trinidad, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Department, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
  • Lori Peek, Director, Natural Hazards Center and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Tricia Wachtendorf, Professor, Sociology Director, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
Peer to Peer Towards a New Architecture of Relationships in Pre- and Post-Disaster Interventions
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Jacob Mans, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Walter Diaz, Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Anne Fenton, Deputy Secretary, City University of New York Board of Trustees
  • Erica Smithwick, Professor of Geography, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jennie Stephens, Director, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Jorge Vanegas, Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A & M University
Communicating Disasters Reenvisioning University-Community Relationships in a Climate Change World
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Rafael De Balanzo Joue, Assistant Professor Adjunct, Hunter & Queens College, City University of New York
  • Gerardo Alvarado-León, Team Leader and News Reporter, El Nuevo Día
  • Luis Bonilla-Soto, Director and Full Professor in Environmental Health, University of Puerto Rico
  • Ramon Bueno, Climate Resilience & Development Specialist, Independent Consultant + Somerville/MA Commission Energy Use & Climate Change
  • Christine Nieves, President, Emerge Puerto Rico
  • Yadira Nieves-Pizarro, Assistant Professor, Universidad Intramericana de Puerto Rico - Recinto de Bayamón
Climate Adaptation 2 Beyond Tools: Strategies for Aiding in Adaptation and Mitigation
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
Moderator: Alex Greer, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Catherine T. Lawson, Associate Professor in Geography and Planning, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director- East, NOAA
  • Michael Moriarty, Director, Region II Mitigation Division, FEMA Region II
  • Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Andrea Webster, Implementation Manager, Environmental Resilience Institute
Multisectorial Relationships University-Diaspora Relations: the Other Side of Community Resilience
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Fatima Olivieri, Associate, KieranTimberlake
Alternative Energy Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Alternative Energy Pathways
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
Moderator: Gabriel Chan, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
12:15 – 02:00
Keynote Address Designing Transformational Collaborations for Greater Impact
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 3:45
Atmospheric & Environmental Science: Next Chapter in Resilience Atlantic Hurricanes: Tomorrow’s Solutions to Enhancing Prediction and Bolstering Resilience
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Kristen Corbosiero, Associate Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Marie Mora, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Kevin Reed, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Rosimar Rios-Berrios, Scientist I, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Amber Silver, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Stephanie N. Stevenson, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University
Renewable Energy A Blueprint for Least-Cost Ultra-High Renewable Energy Penetration in Puerto Rico
Location: PAC Recital Hall
Moderator: Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate, University at Albany, State University of New York
Climate Adaptation 3 Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, Engaged Research and Service Learning: Opportunities for Higher Education
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
Moderator: DeeDee Bennett, Associate Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • Curtis Dann-Messier, University Director for Workforce Programs, City University of New York
  • James Liszka, Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York-Plattsburgh
  • Marty Matlock, Executive Director, University of Arkansas
  • Jenniffer Santos-Hernández, Research Professor, Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
  • Lisa A. Stephens, Assistant Dean for Digital Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Legal Framework of University Interventions Exploring Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for University Resilience Work that Both Serves Immediate Needs and Creates Models for Change
Location: UNH 110 - University Hall
Moderator: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor; Director of Clinical Legal Education; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Susan Clark, Director, Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative, University at Buffalo
  • Alyssa Curran, Member, Board of Directors, Unidos por Utuado
  • Joseph Siegel, Senior Attorney and Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Amaris Torres-Rivera, Executive Director, Fundación Fondo de Acceso a la Justicia
Public Health Preparedness & Recovery from Natural Disaster What Preparedness Efforts and Recovery Strategies Can Reduce Health Impacts from Natural Disasters?
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Miguel Cruz, Senior Emergency Operations Officer, CDC/NCEH/EM
  • Seth Guthartz, Director, Emergency Planning & Operations, Division of Environmental Health
  • Shao Lin, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Graciela Malave, Exercise Evaluation Manager, Puerto Rico Department of Health
  • Neil Stuart, Lead Meteorologist, NOAA-NWS
University Role In Relief Reflections on Universities’ New Roles in Disaster Response
Location: PAC Main Theater
Moderator: Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
  • Cory Arcak, Director, MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness - Texas A&M University
  • Anne Fenton, Deputy Secretary, City University of New York Board of Trustees
  • Anais Roque, Graduate Research Associate, Arizona State University - School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Luisa Seijo Maldonado, Professor of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
  • Angélica Valdés Valderrama, PhD student, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
  • Lynn Warner, Dean, University at Albany, State University of New York
Engineering & Coastal Resiliency: A National & International Imperative Socio-Technical Approaches To Coastal Resilience
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
Moderator: Jorge González-Cruz, NOAA-CREST Professor, City University of New York
  • Thomas Carvalhaes, PhD Student, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability
  • Maria Dillard, Research Social Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Donovan Finn, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Masoud Ghandehari, Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering
  • Yanna Liang, Professor and Chair, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Edwin Melendez, Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College
Systems of Higher Education SUNY-Puerto Rico Task Force
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
  • Michael Alfultis, President, Maritime College
  • Sally Crimmins Villela*, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, State University of New York
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Amy Nitza, Director of Institute for Disaster Mental Health, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Marla Perez-Lugo, Senior RISE Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Ethan Yake, Senior Director of Partnerships, All Hands and Hearts
03:45 – 04:00 Break
04:00 – 05:30
Cohort Breakout Session Government Officials, Indigenous People, and Community Cohort
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Auxiliary Researcher, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Cohort Breakout Session Higher Education Administrators Cohort
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
  • Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Cohort Breakout Session Researchers and Practitioners Cohort
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
  • Elizabeth Allen, Postdoc Research Associate, Northeastern University
  • Maria Bermudez, PhD Student, Philosophy Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
Cohort Breakout Session Students Cohort
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
05:30 – 08:00 Reception, Dinner, Leaders' Discussion (5:30 - 08:00)
Leaders' Armchair Discussion Challenges and Opportunities Facing Higher Education and Research Institutions in Addressing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Everette Joseph, Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research
08:00 – 08:15 Break
08:15 – 09:30
Film Screening After Maria
Location: Campus Center
Moderator: Yarimar Bonilla, Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York



Day 3 (Action to Get There) 
Wednesday, November 20

07:30 – 09:00 CHECK-IN / BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS
09:00 – 10:30
Leaders' Roundtable Transformation through Convergence
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Preparedness Directorate
  • William J. Fritz, President, College of Staten Island, CUNY
  • Michael Kopy*, Governor's Office Director of Emergency Management, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
  • Mark Martin Bras, Co-founder/Community Coordinator, ViequesLove
  • Tricia Wachtendorf, Professor, Sociology Director, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
  • Stephen Walls, Energy Transition Initiative Program Lead, Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15
Cohort Breakout Session Government Officials, Indigenous People, and Community Cohort
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Auxiliary Researcher, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Cohort Breakout Session Higher Education Administrators Cohort
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
  • Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Cohort Breakout Session Researchers and Practitioners Cohort
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
  • Elizabeth Allen, Postdoc Research Associate, Northeastern University
  • Maria Bermudez, PhD Student, Philosophy Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
Cohort Breakout Session Students Cohort
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
12:15 – 02:00 Lunch & Arm Chair Discussion
Arm Chair Discussion: Moving Forward A Conversation on Advancing Thinking Regarding Resiliency and the Governance of Uncertainty
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: David Gómez, President, Hostos Community College
02:00 – 03:00
Cohort Co-Conveners Report Out Researchers and Practitioners Cohort
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
  • Elizabeth Allen, Postdoc Research Associate, Northeastern University
  • Maria Bermudez, PhD Student, Philosophy Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
  • Glorynel Ojeda, Graduate Student, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Auxiliary Researcher, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
  • Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
  • Sandra Soto-Santiago, Assistant Professor, UPRM Department of English
03:00 – 03:15 Closing Remarks