Alex is an “honorary fellow” meaning she is doing a super-cool summer project that we are helping to sponsor through the support of our generous donors. She may not be posting blog updates here, but we wanted to mention her summer project. MIIS students do great things!
Fellowship Organization:Mayor’s Office, Municipality of Anchorage
Fellowship Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Fellowship Dates: February 8 – July 31, 2018
Description: Alex will be working as a Resilience Fellow for the Mayor’s Office of Anchorage. Alex provides support on a wide array of resilience-related work. This includes helping to develop a resilience strategy for the municipality and creating a website that informs the public on resilience work in Anchorage and provides a platform for engagement.
Alex worked with the core planning committee for Alaska’s first Resilience Summit, which took place on April 25th, 2018. For her International Professional Service Semester project, she is laying the groundwork for a Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Anchorage by leveraging the climate research community at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alex is also a key member of the team coordinating the development of Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan.