Karla Lopez

Cohort Level: Cohort - IV

Career Goal: Find a job where I can apply my academic skills and to know that I'm doing something to do this a better place (sounds cheese but I know what I mean!)

Expected Graduation Date: July 21, 2021

Degree: M.S Environmental Engineering

Research Title: Underserved Community Engagement and Enhanced Risk Communication Understanding

Research Synopsis: After conducting a comprehensive literature review of risk communication work with underserved and underrepresented communities, I will also focus my research on this topic. Show how satellite images from around the focus areas have changed throughout the years and prove sea level rise. This would provide a greater understanding of how sea level rise and how underserved communities are affected. This can be further applied to different NOAA branches.