Dr. Liz Allen contributes to interdisciplinary resilience research initiatives at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute, applying a sociotechnical systems perspective to study sustainability and social justice implications of the sharing economy, energy system transitions, and climate change adaptation. She also supports international research coordination and partner engagement within the Global Resilience Research Network. Liz holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. Her doctoral research explored approaches to stakeholder engagement in regional climate change impacts modeling and analyzed how environmental models are used in land use planning. Her community engagement work centers on collaborative system dynamics modeling and participatory research to help decision-makers understand system interactions and feedbacks across multiple sectors and plan for resilience.
Hyeonji Choi joined the Global Resilience Institute in May 2019. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Boston University Questrom School of Business in September 2016. Hyeonji is currently enrolled in Northeastern University pursuing a master’s degree in Global Studies and International Relations, with a concentration in International Economics and Consulting. Prior to joining GRI, Hyeonji worked at Hyundai Commercial Vehicles in Sydney, Australia as an operations specialist.
Iván is a Master’s student in Northeastern’s Security and Resilience Studies program, recently graduated from his undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Affairs. He currently focuses his research towards disaster management/recovery alongside counter-terrorism studies. He’s worked in a range of places – from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals as a communications co-op, to the Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel as a research assistant, to your local skate shop as a “shred specialist.” A Puerto Rican native, his first language is Spanish and he knows all the best places to mountain bike on the island. He’s greatly looking forward to putting his skills to good use with the team at the GRI throughout his Fall co-op.
Caroline Crawford is the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University. In this role, she leads the development and execution of all marketing and communications initiatives across GRI. Ms. Crawford was previously the Marketing & Communications Manager at B. Riley Financial, Inc. where she managed the development and distribution of all digital/print brand and marketing assets and communications, as well as managed public relations activities for the firm. Ms. Crawford was responsible for creating and maintaining marketing collateral through collaboration with client-facing teams and internal creative and media partners, and developed compelling email, web, social media, and press communications that drove action and awareness as part of various multi-channel marketing campaigns. Additionally, Ms. Crawford contributed to and oversaw the execution of firm-hosted internal and external events, including several large investor conferences with up to 1,500 attendees, and developed supporting multi-channel marketing campaigns for each event. Prior to B. Riley Financial, she held various roles at Outspoken, Inc. and HGI Global Communications focusing on brand outreach and content development. Ms. Crawford has deep creative direction and brand development expertise, and including extensive experience leading the development of multiple web properties and digital assets, with an added focus on understanding the end-user experience and connecting it with business objectives. Through partnerships with business leaders, she has proven experience aligning marketing initiatives that accomplish overarching business goals. Ms. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
Carlisle Dockery currently serves as Research Coordinator at the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University. She joined GRI in September 2017 as the Staff Assistant. Prior to starting this position, she served as a FoodCorps service member at GROW Windham in Connecticut, working with elementary schools to bolster nutrition and sustainability initiatives. Carlisle graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Anthropology
Daniella Ayesha joined the Global Resilience Institute in October 2020. She is currently a 1st year graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Information Design and Data Visualization at Northeastern. In 2019, she graduated with a dual Master’s degree from Brandeis University – an MBA in Social Impact and an MA in Sustainable International Development. For over a decade, Daniella has worked with social justice organizations around the world, leading advocacy campaigns as a storyteller, fundraiser, and social entrepreneur.
CJ Grasso currently serves as Associate Director for Research at the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University. Mr. Grasso joined GRI as Program Manager in 2016. In this role, Mr. Grasso has managed projects related to natural and man-made disasters and has studied ways in which communities and individuals can build resilience to future disruptions. Mr. Grasso has also worked extensively with communities to perform community assessments in support of resilience-based economic development planning and implementation.
Mr. Grasso holds a Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Security and Resilience Studies from Northeastern University. He also is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Northeastern with a focus on the resilience of enterprises to various forms of stress and disruption.
Lauren joined Global Resilience Institute in January 2020. She is currently in her fourth year at Northeastern University pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the marketing team Lauren worked as a design co-op at TJX, interned at TOMY as a print designer and was involved with IDEA, Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator, creating digital content and print materials for the organization.
Joined GRI in November 2020 as a Global Coordinator and is a graduate student within the College of Professional Studies pursuing a MS degree in Global Studies and International Relations with a concentration in international economics and consulting. Before joining the GRI, Laura was an AmeriCorps VISTA and VISTA Leader with the American Red Cross in the Colorado/Wyoming Region.
Elizabeth Moore has had a variety of work experience. Aside from her position within the University she is also a research assistant within the D’Amore McKim school of International Business. Previously she has had a variety of research assistantships for professors at both Providence College and Brown University. Furthermore she has devoted significant time to substitute teaching Spanish, History and Mathematics at her local middle school.
Elizabeth obtained her PhD in Political Science from Northeastern University in 2017. She defended a Dissertation entitled: “Transnational Actors and New Venture Growth: Examining Formal and Informal Entrepreneurship from an Inter-Disciplinary Perspective”
Elizabeth Shepard joined GRI in March 2020 as Assistant Director of Finance and Administration. Previously, Shepard held senior level financial and administrative roles at Harvard University starting in 1997. Shepard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Social Sciences from Harvard University Extension School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.