Climate Resilience Academy Symposium 2022 Climate Resilience Academy Symposium 2022

PROGRAM AGENDA (1:00-4:00pm)


Rodolphe el-Khoury
Dean, School of Architecture

Sharan Majumdar
Professor, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Jeffrey Duerk
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost 


Eric T. Levin
President, SeamLev Investments
Member, University of Miami Citizens Board


Jane Gilbert
Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County


Sharan Majumdar

Erin Kobetz
Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship
John K. and Judy H. Schulte Senior Endowed Chair in Cancer Research


Jeffrey Duerk


Poster Session Information



Jane Gilbert

As Miami-Dade County’s first chief heat officer, Jane Gilbert works across departments and with partners to address the increasing risks to human health, lives, and livelihoods associated with extreme heat. Prior to joining the county, she served as the City of Miami’s first chief resilience officer, leading the climate and urban resilience strategy development and implementation for the city and, in partnership with Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach, for the Greater Miami region. 

Prior to public service, Gilbert led three nonprofit organizations and managed environmental, social, and governance operations for large corporations. She holds a B.A. in environmental science from Barnard College and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Living with Spinal Cord Injuries and Climate Change: Risk and Resilience in Miami

David McMillan
Research Assistant Professor, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miller School of Medicine

Climate Gentrification: Creating Tools to Drive Community-Led Neighborhood Resilience Cameron Riopelle, Librarian Assistant Professor, University Libraries

Cameron Riopelle
Librarian Assistant Professor, University Libraries 

Abigail Fleming
Lecturer, School of Law

Comprehensive Approaches to Heat-Related Equity in Miami-Dade

Nkosi Muse
Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Science and Policy, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

The Future of Miami's Main Artery: PortMiami

Richard Grant
Professor, Geography, College of Arts and Sciences

Integrating Human, Urban, and Environmental Resilience for South Florida and the World

Vassiliki H. Kourafalou
Research Professor, Ocean Sciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 

Climate Change, Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Impact on Emerging Viral Infections

Michal Toborek
Professor, Biochemistry, Miller School of Medicine

Engineering Corals for Climate Change Resilience

Prannoy Suraneni
Assistant Professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering

Untold Stories at Risk: Coastal Heritage, Site Risk Assessment and Educational Outreach

Sara Ayers-Rigsby
Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Atlantic University

Keeping Coastal Structures Safe with Satellite-based Subsidence Monitoring

Falk Amelung
Professor, Marine Science, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Wahoo Bay SEAHIVE: A Real-World Experiment of Green Engineering Shoreline Protection

Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos
Assistant Professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering


This event is part of GreenU, a comprehensive effort to increase sustainability throughout the University and beyond.