Profiles in "Vulnerable Populations" Expertise Area

  • Milan Shrestha is Senior Lecturer at ASU. His current research projects focus on disaster risks and vulnerability in mountains, urban-rural linkages of land system change, and food and agricultural systems.
  • Falkner is a dynamic leader in higher education with a proven track record of implementing successful strategies.
  • Cheng's transdisciplinary research advances the role of nature-based solutions in urban landscape and environmental planning and design to address climate justice for enhancing sustainable and resilient communities.
  • Gall is a hazards geographer and studies how natural hazards and society interact. She utilizes geospatial analytics and disaster metrics (vulnerability indices, losses, etc.) to capture these interactions.
  • Kim is a program manager for the Youth Entrepreneurship team within Edson E+I. Her background is in K12 education and finance. She has been a certified CTE business teacher for 15 years. Before becoming a teacher, she spent 12 years as a stockbroker.
  • Vanos is a member of the Urban Climate Research Center studying sustainable and healthy urban spaces with an emphasis on extreme heat, air pollution, and children’s health.