IAEM@UD Current Officers, 2018

IAEM@UD holds elections at the end of each fall semester and new officers take their positions in the beginning of spring semester.

Eileen Young – President of the Chapter



Eileen Young is a Masters student in the Disaster Science and Management program. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Her current research involves building computer simulations of group evacuation behaviors as part of the larger Interdependencies in Community Resilience project. Her research interests also include a focus on vulnerable populations, particularly LGBT.

Abdulrahman Alsuhaibani – Vice President of the Chapter



Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alsuhaibani is a Masters student in the Disaster Science and Management program. He holds a Bachelor degree in Emergency Medical Services form King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He spend working as intern Paramedic with the Saudi Red Crescent for a year [2015-2016] to fulfill the the degree requirement. His research interests are around the effectiveness of hospitals emergency plan, especially hospitals evacuation when patients or staff are in-danger.

YuanChi (Daniel) Liu – Treasurer



YuanChi Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in both Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Delaware and Civil Engineering at National Chung Hsing University, which joint dual Ph.D. program. Before leaving to University of Delaware for study, he served as research fellow in Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. His research interests focus on transportation infrastructure management and optimization.  His most recent research focus the impact of natural hazards and climate change on transportation infrastructure and asset management with particular emphasis on resilience.

Karen Montes-Berríos – Secretary



Karen Montes-Berríos is a Masters student in the Disaster Science and Management program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (emphasis in Journalism) and a minor in Physical and Environmental Geography from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus. Her research interests center around the use of mass communications and social media  in disasters and emergency management with its impact in vulnerable populations.