Kayode O. Atoba is a Doctoral student in the Urban and Regional Science program at Texas A&M University, College Station. He holds a B.S in Urban and Regional Planning form Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a M.S in Geographic Information Systems from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
His PhD research under Dr. Sam Brody is on fostering regional resilience through evaluation of current hazard mitigation techniques. He proposes that hazard mitigation should be implemented in ways that will reduce residual effect on the vulnerable, and promote large-scaled inter-jurisdictional collaboration among communities.
As a researcher within the field of Land Use and Environmental Planning, Russell seeks to understand how coastal cities can become more resilient to man-made and natural hazards. To do so, he firmly believes that cities must develop in congruence with larger ecological processes so as to preserve vital ecosystem services. His current research under Dr. Samuel Brody at the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores focuses on the conservation and protection of Texas' coastline through innovative research in cooperation with government and private sector agencies.
Yoonjeong Lee is a Doctoral Candidate in Urban and Regional Science program studying under Dr. Samuel Brody in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University.
Lee's research focuses on environmental policy, urban resilience, urban flooding, and flood mitigation. She has an academic background in city management and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and Doctorate Degree in Urban and Regional Science. She is a recipient of the Korean government scholarship. Her dissertation topic is “Examining the impact of built environment on flood losses in Seoul, Korea”.
William Mobley is a PhD student in the Urban and Regional Science program at Texas A&M University. He is a Research Assistant at the Center for Texas beaches and Shores. His research interests focus on the interactions of development with coastal and inland hazards. Recently William has been working on the Texas Coastal Atlas, ensuring data and research is easily accessible. He has a Masters in Urban Planning from University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a BS in Geography from University Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Jayton Rainey is a masters student in the Marine Resource Management department at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores. His research interests focus on environmental factors affecting coastal populations and the interactions of development with coastal and inland hazards. Recently, Jayton has been working on the Hurricane Ike narrative, communicating the effects of Hurricane Ike in terms of inundation and residential loss, as well as analyzing and reporting national hazard loss data. He has a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University.
Helen M. Walters is a graduate research assistant and recipient of the 2-Year Competitive Merit Fellowship in Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University Galveston. She is a master's student in the Marine Resource Management thesis option program studying under Dr. Samuel Brody in the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores.
Walters received Bachelors of Science in BioResource Research and Sustainability along with an Undergraduate GIS Certificate in 2014 from Oregon State University. Her Master's thesis topic is “Discovering the spatial relationship between development and aquatic nutrient loading in the Houston/Galveston area.” Her research interests are focused around environmental policy, spatial analysis, and GIS.
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