Yolanda C. Lin


Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University

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Dr. Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico, and recently was a research fellow in the Disaster Analytics for Society Lab at the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. She is currently working on a framework to explore impacts from extreme and unexpected natural hazards, though broadly she is interested in disaster science, interdisciplinary research, and STEM education.


Natural hazards and disasters, risk and resilience, spatial analysis, earthquake engineering, data visualization, uncertainty, systems thinking


Dr. Lin’s research projects include developing novel methods for conducting scenario-based risk assessments for single and multi-hazard risks, and creating new tools to facilitate effective risk communication to stakeholders.