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I have the privilege of working with incredibly passionate and capable students, most of them master’s students interested in climate adaptation, environmental sustainability, and international development. Below are a list of the students and their exit projects and independent studies that I have advised. As their LinkedIn profiles indicate, they’ve gone on to wonderful and interesting careers. If you are interested in having me chair your exit project, please review the relevant FAQ video and then contact me before spring break, indicating your proposed area of research. I typically chair 5 committees a year, and will serve as second on a few others. I serve on a few PhD committees at Cornell and beyond. Please contact me if you are interested in working with me.

International students interested in a PhD or research position with me: Please apply through the Cornell doctoral admissions process. I have no research positions available.

Climate Change Adaptation

Joshua Rotbert. MRP 2020. Supporting Data Development for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Toward an Integrated Approach.
Audrey Wachs. MRP 2020.
Sauvanithi Yupho. MRP 2020.
Minh Tran. MRP 2020. Transformative Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Cities: Entry Points for Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. (Chair: Victoria Beard)
Sara Trigoboff. MRP 2019. Public Housing Underwater: An Assessment of New York City Public Housing Authority’s Portfolio Vulnerability to Storm Surge and Chronic Inundation.
Joaquin Brito. MRP/MLA 2019. Chicago’s Inequitable Green Roof Policies: A Mixed Methods Analysis.
Margaret Ross-Martin. MRP 2019. Toward a Financing Strategy for Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration.
Andrew Varuzzo. MRP 2018. Municipal Fiscal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: Typologies of Risk, Tipping Points, and Taxation in Massachusetts. Published as a journal article in 2020.


Naomi Crimm. MRP 2020. Assessing the Potential for Regional Collaboration: Rural and Urban Changemakers’ Values and Aspirations for a Green New Deal In Tompkins County, NY.
Leigh Scudder. MRP 2019.  Bypass by Bypass: A Case Study of Instream Flows in New Mexico.  
Cory Lee Mann. MRP 2018. David and Goliath: How Missoula Used Eminent Domain to Remunicipalize Its Water. (Chair: Mildred Warner) Published as a journal article in 2019.

International Development

Sanjana Sidhra. MRP 2020.
Khyati Rathore. MRP 2019. Economic Empowerment through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Kali Pepe Co-development Initiative, Solo, Indonesia.
Rhea Lopes. MRP 2019. Evaluating Trade-Offs in Collective Settlement Upgrading: Case of Solo, Indonesia.