Rachel Correll is a NASEM Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellow. She has always been interested in the interaction between community and environment, specifically disaster resilience. She began focusing on preventing and preparing for flood threats after her community was devastated by floods in 2011. She focused on disaster management in the McNair Program at Syracuse University where she received a bachelor’s in Geography and in Earth Science with a minor in Environment & Society.
Rachel focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) issues surrounding the environmental movement, placed as a 2019 fellow in the University of Michigan’s Environmental Fellows Program. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Louisiana State University in the Department of Environmental Sciences working with GIS and community resiliency.