Lauren Grimley

Lauren Grimley
Department of Geological Sciences



hD in Earth, Marine, and Environmental Science, 2024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Advisor: Antonia Sebastian

MSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, 2018
University of Iowa. Advisor: Witold Krajewski
Thesis: Urban and rural flood forecasting: a case study of a small town in Iowa

BSc in Engineering, Civil & Environmental Concentration, 2016
Calvin University

Research Interests

I am an early-career scientist studying the how natural hazards shape, alter, and sustain communities and landscapes across space and time. I am currently a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with Dr. Antonia Sebastian to determine the cascading socioeconomic impacts of consecutive and compound natural hazards. My research aims at connecting the physical and social dimensions of risk to ensure that the benefits and safety provided by hazard management and climate adaptation strategies are equitably distributed now and into the future.