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  • Joy Semien, Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund

    Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund
    Department of Urban & Regional Science

    Biography

    Joy Semien is currently a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University studying Urban and Regional Sciences. Joy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Dillard University (2015). While at Dillard, she studied and conducted research at the Marine Biological Laboratory (2013), in Gabon, Africa (2014), and Kingston, Jamaica (2012). She presented her research at conferences like the Emergent Research Nationals (2013-2015) and Ecological Society of America (2015). Joy also holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Texas Southern University (2017). While at TSU she completed a thesis entitled “Developing a Disaster Preparedness Tool Kit to Effectively Train the Community of Geismar, Louisiana in the Case of a Natural or Anthropogenic Disaster.” In addition, she worked with top researchers within the Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs as a graduate student conducting environmental justice research. 

    As part of her experience, Joy attended international conferences like the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris, France (2015) for the signing of the International Climate Agreement. Joy’s research interests are in building community capacity within multi-hazard communities. She is also interested in understanding the relationship that social capital plays in communities of low income and of color pre-post disaster impact.


 

 

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