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Hazard Reduction and Recovery center are committed to educate the next generation of hazard and disaser scholars, promote diversity and inclusion in the hazard and disaster research and practice field, an facilitate students' professional and scholarly development. We have created numerous opportunities for both undergrad and gradute students throughout the year to gain hands-on research experience. They had the opportunity to work closely with our core faculty on various projects. See below to learn more about our wonderful student research assistants. 


Master students 

Undergrad students 


Master students 

 

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Name: Jayasree Korukona

Major: Urban Planning 

Term: Summer 2020

Project: Center for Risk-Based Community Research

Bio: My name is Jayasree Korukonda, a nd I am from Hyderabad (India). I am a second-year Urban Planning Student.  My background is in Civil engineering. I worked in building designs, irrigation structures, and state-level capacity building programs with a civil engineering consultancy and Semi Govt body back in India. I am interested in transportation engineering and planning projects. I enjoy traveling and craftwork in my free time.

 

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Name: Nancy Susan Manoj

Major: Urban Planning 

Term: Summer 2020

Project: Center for Risk-Based Community Research

Bio: My name is Nancy Manoj. I am currently pursuing my Master of Urban Planning degree with an emphasis on Sustainable Urbanism and Transportation. My background is in Architecture which ultimately attracted me to Urban Planning. I am fond of music, designing typography, and sketching.

 

 

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Name: Eddie Millard 

Major: Urban Planning 

Term: Summer 2020

Project: CRISP Type 2: Collaborative Reseach: Scalable Decision Model to Achieve Local and Regional Community and Infrasructural Resilience 

Bio: My name is Eddie Millard and I am originally from Perth, Western Australia, but I mostly grew up in Houston. Although I have long been interested in urban planning, my undergraduate degree was in Geology, and I worked as an English teacher for a number of years in Chile and Argentina. I recently finished my first year of the Master of Urban Planning program here at A&M. My academic interests include transportation and infrastructure planning and hazard resilience. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, live music, and hiking.

 

 

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Name: Stephen Hayes 

Major: Urban Planning 

Term: Summer 2020

Project: Center for Risk-Based Community Research

Bio: I am a Master of Urban Planning student from Franklin, Massachusetts. I'm an avid hiker, occasional rock climber, diehard Boston sports fan, and social science theory enthusiast. I am passionate about social equity and distributive justice, which is what excites me about the HRRC's detailed and interdisciplinary work in hazard mitigation and recovery. My main research focus is in historic preservation, and I hope to either go into public sector planning or back to school for a Ph.D. in the next few years.

 


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Name: Shin Tu

Major: Urban Planning 

Term: Summer 2020

Project: Interdisciplinary Computation & Analysis of Resilience 

Bio: Shin is currently a candidate for the Master of Urban Planning program and is studying for the Environmental Hazard Management Certificate and GIS Certificate. Shin has a Bachelor Degree of Science with a major in Urban Planning from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She is interested in issues related to climate change and hazard management. Seeing the width of disciplines and knowledge urban planning involves, she is always open to learning new skills and ideas in the field.

 

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Name: Carlo Chunga Pizarro

Major: Urban Planning 

Term: Summer 2020

Project: Interdisciplinary Computation & Analysis of Resilience 

Bio: Carlo is a first-generation graduate student from Piura, Peru. He holds a B.S. in Urban & Regional Planning & G.I.S. He serves as the Latinos & Planning Division Treasurer of APA, APA Representative for the Association of Student Planners, and Advisor to the TAMU Latinx Graduation Ceremony Committee. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning with a focus on Housing and Hazards.