Nicola Ulibarri is an interdisciplinary scholar who uses political, social, and technical perspectives to evaluate the sustainability of environmental planning and decision-making practices. She investigates the interaction between people, infrastructure, and the environment, with a focus on redesigning planning, permitting, and operations to meet more diverse social and environmental needs. She earned her PhD through the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources at Stanford University, and spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. Her professional life has spanned the public and non-profit sectors, including work with the US Department of the Interior (Region IX), the World Bank, and Amigos Bravos, a grassroots river-protection nonprofit in New Mexico.
Omar Perez-Figueroa (PhD student, Planning, Policy & Design)
BA Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico; MS Water. Interdisciplinary Analysis & Sustainable Management, University of Barcelona
Research interests: Natural hazards management, environmental justice
Graduate Student Researchers
Gissel Enriquez (BA Urban Studies, BS Earth System Science)
Kevin Steve Tellez (BA Urban Studies)
Cherry Yip (MPP)