Biography

Cassandra Shivers-Williams earned a PhD in the department of Psychology at Howard University and is a Cohort-1 NCAS-M Fellow.  I am interested in the NCAS-M focus area — Integrated Social Science in support of the NCAS-M theme: Interdisciplinary scientific research for building resilient communities against weather extremes.  My recent research experience involves examining factors that influence individuals’ willingness to engage in self-protective actions in the face of natural hazards. I am currently extending this work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma.