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Abimael Castro-Rivera

Abimael Castro-Rivera

Alumni Students, Cohort III, Undergraduate

B.S, Geology, Undergraduate, 12/31/2019

Cohort Level: Cohort - III

Career Goal: My goal once I finish my baccalaureate is to do a master degree in meteorology. Then, I would like to work as a meteorologist on a television channel.

Expected Graduation Date: May 20, 2020

Degree: B.S Geology

Research Title: Risk Communication of Tropical Cyclones

Research Synopsis: In this research, the effectiveness of risk communication on the island will be evaluated, especially regarding the exposure of tropical cyclones. We want to know how this communication induces action and mitigation on the part of citizens or the general public. For this, semi-structured interviews will be conducted at the level of Community-Individual, Communicators, and NWS-NOAA scientists. Also, it is envisioned to impact a community that has been very affected by Hurricane Maria (2017), and offer workshops and social learning activities.

In this research, the effectiveness of risk communication on the island will be evaluated, especially regarding the exposure of tropical cyclones. We want to know how this communication induces action and mitigation on the part of citizens or the general public. For this, semi-structured interviews will be conducted at the level of Community-Individual, Communicators, and NWS-NOAA scientists. Also, it is envisioned to impact a community that has been very affected by Hurricane Maria (2017), and offer workshops and social learning activities.

CESSRST Consortium

CESSRST is led by The City University of New York and brings together Hampton University, VA; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD; University of Texas at El Paso, TX.