Student Profiles

Michelle EspinozaMichelle Espinoza

Michelle Espinoza is currently working on her Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in hazard policy. She is originally from Miami, FL. However, she received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is currently assisting on a UNO-CHART project to help identify and assist vulnerable populations during an emergency.




dakotaDakota Fisher

Dakota Fisher is a master's candidate at UNO working towards a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Environmental and Hazard Mitigation Planning. In 2013, he graduated with a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a minor in Geography from Louisiana State University. Dakota works as the in-house GIS support for current UNO-CHART projects.




hannahHannah Galloway

Hannah Galloway is currently pursing a Master's degree in Sociology. She completed her Associate's in Liberal Arts in Long Beach, California in 2012. She then transferred to Louisiana to complete her Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of New Orleans, where she graduated in 2014. As a Graduate Student Worker, she assists with research for UNO-CHART Community Rating System projects. 




Tara LambethTara Lambeth

Tara Lambeth received her M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is currently a Research Associate at UNO-CHART, as well as a doctoral candidate in Urban Studies. At CHART, she is the project manager for the Repetitive Loss Project and the Community Education and Outreach projects, and she assists with a research project in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant. Her dissertation will address issues of adaptation to climate change. She plans to finish her doctorate in the spring of 2016, and continue working in the hazard mitigation and community resilience fields.