I am so excited to be participating in the 2020 6th Annual VIRTUAL Disaster Dash 5K. Money raised from this event will be used to promote and support hazard and disaster mitigation for communities of color and other vulnerable populations.
I am a doctoral student at Texas A&M University in the Urban Development and Regional Science program. I support the Texas Freedom Colonies Project by serving as the Texas Freedom Colony Atlas Coordinator. My research interests rest at the intersection of preservation planning and community engagement for cemeteries rural Texas. Specifically, I seek to improve cemetery management for those susceptible to natural disasters and other risks that cause significant damage. Due to the historical significance of cemeteries, I wish to understand how geospatial technology can be used by community members to not only improve cemetery maintenance but also document the valuable information found in cemeteries.
Please help by sponsoring me.