HWISE RCN April Scholar of the Month: Anais Roque Antonetty

Anais Roque Antonetty is this month’s HWISE Scholar Highlight.

Anais Roque Antonetty is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Social Sciences in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Her broad research interests include food, energy, and water insecurity as well as community and governmental strategies for disaster resilience. Before pursuing higher education, Anais worked with HUD in Puerto Rico developing strategies to assist residents in the job market as well as developing community-driven initiatives. In addition, she was a shelter administrator in the aftermath of Hurricane María (2017). As an undergraduate student, she worked on different projects in the areas of environmental justice, policy and community development. One of these projects was the interdisciplinary NSF project: Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP-PR) where she worked with the energy governance team collecting data (i.e. stakeholder identification, interviews and data analysis) to have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable transition to renewable energy in the island. She obtained her BA in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and became a climate migrant due to the cascading effects of hurricane María in 2017. 

For those who want to connect on twitter: @siianadela 

Roque, A. Pijawka, D. and Wutich, A. The Role of Social Capital in Resiliency: Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico. Risk, Hazard & Crisis in Public Policy. 

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