Student Profiles

Sabrina FreemanSabrina Freeman

Sabrina Freeman is a Ph.D. student majoring in Political Science with a major area of study in U.S. Politics and concentrations in U.S. Public Policy and Public Administration and Public Law. Sabrina received her Master of Public Administration degree from UNO in 2013. Sabrina is a graduate research assistant assigned to Community Education and Outreach projects, including the Disaster Resistant Universities and Community Executives Program in Risk Management. Her dissertation research focuses on communication and trust in public officials and how they relate to risk perception and self-protective behavior.


Susan Garner Susan Garner

Susan Garner is a Sociology major minoring in Women and Gender Studies and Psychology. She divides her time at UNO-CHART as a Student Research Assistant and as Administrative Assistant for Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA).




Michele Herrin Michele Herrin

Michele Herrin majors in Business Administration and will be graduating in 2015. She works as a research assistant on various UNO-CHART projects.





Race Hodges Race Hodges

Race Hodges received dual-baccalaureates in Philosophy and Sociology from LSU. From 2009 to 2012, Race served as a Peace Corps volunteer for the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia and as the Deputy Training Manager of Peace Corps Mongolia. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Race assists with the Risk Literacy project at UNO-CHART.



Tara LambethTara Lambeth

Tara Lambeth received her M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her master's thesis, titled Water-Based Planning in New Orleans: A New Strategy, explored stormwater management strategies in the city of New Orleans. After earning her master's degree, she moved to New Orleans to pursue her interests in hazard mitigation planning and disaster studies. She is currently a research assistant at UNO-CHART, as well as a doctoral candidate in Urban Studies. At UNO-CHART, she assists with the Community Continuity project, which focuses on enabling communities to be more resilient and able to bounce back from disastrous or hazardous events. Her dissertation will address issues of community resilience, climate change, and relocation.

Joshua Muller Joshua Muller

Josh graduated with a B.A. in Political Science at Loyola University in New Orleans in May 2012. In Fall 2012, Josh started the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program focusing on a specialization in Hazard Policy. Josh is the Office Manager at UNO-CHART.