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  • Cynthia Rivas, Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund

    Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund
    Disaster Science & Management
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    ​Cynthia H. Rivas is a doctoral candidate in Disaster Science & Management at the University of Delaware where she is a research assistant at the Disaster Research Center (DRC) and a member of the student chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Conservation & Resource Studies and Society & Environment from University of California, Berkeley. Her previous work focused on spatial analysis (GIS) in regards to environmental planning. Specifically using remotely sensed data such as Near Infrared and Lidar to identify high risk fire communities and classification of vegetation. During her master’s work she collaborated with Universities of Minho (Braga) and Fernando Pessoa (Porto) in Portugal to understand the dynamics between geology, culture, economics, and eco-tourism from an interdisciplinary perspective. After completing her M.L.A. she spent two years working at a modern art museum as a facilities security operation assistant focusing on understanding the built environment and making certain the appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of people, its collections, objects, and the facility.

    Rivas’s current research focuses on interdisciplinary modeling and analysis of disaster consequences on health care systems, specifically long-term care facilities, at the city and county level. Her work involves understanding the role disaster plans play in long-term care facilities and city emergency management before, during, and after a disaster. She also researches the role of volunteered geographic information in disaster management. She served as a member of the Disaster Research Center team deployed for quick response field research in Houston, Texas, following the impacts of Hurricane Harvey.


 

 

Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass435537057964405A88805D36BD3DE503"><div class="ExternalClassE163CF93E7624EED990AD663F9565142" style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;overflow:visible;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;cursor:text;word-wrap:break-word;min-height:0px;max-height:none;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><p dir="ltr" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:20.8px;">​Cynthia H. Rivas is a doctoral candidate in Disaster Science & Management at the University of Delaware where she is a research assistant at the Disaster Research Center (DRC) and a member of the student chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Conservation & Resource Studies and Society & Environment from University of California, Berkeley. Her previous work focused on spatial analysis (GIS) in regards to environmental planning. Specifically using remotely sensed data such as Near Infrared and Lidar to identify high risk fire communities and classification of vegetation. During her master’s work she collaborated with Universities of Minho (Braga) and Fernando Pessoa (Porto) in Portugal to understand the dynamics between geology, culture, economics, and eco-tourism from an interdisciplinary perspective. After completing her M.L.A. she spent two years working at a modern art museum as a facilities security operation assistant focusing on understanding the built environment and making certain the appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of people, its collections, objects, and the facility.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:20.8px;">Rivas’s current research focuses on interdisciplinary modeling and analysis of disaster consequences on health care systems, specifically long-term care facilities, at the city and county level. Her work involves understanding the role disaster plans play in long-term care facilities and city emergency management before, during, and after a disaster. She also researches the role of volunteered geographic information in disaster management. She served as a member of the Disaster Research Center team deployed for quick response field research in Houston, Texas, following the impacts of Hurricane Harvey.<br style="margin:0px;line-height:20.8px;"></p></div><p><br></p></div>cynthiah.rivas@gmail.comRivas, Cynthia<img alt="Photo of person" src="/Images%20Bios/Rivas,%20Cynthia%20photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fellow, Bill Anderson FundDisaster Science & Management

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