Maricar L. Rabonza
Maricar Rabonza is a final-year PhD candidate at the Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), working under Asst. Professor David Lallemant. The working title of her thesis is “Dynamic urban risk modelling for long-term disaster risk reduction.” Her current projects involve policy-related modelling of future risk of cities, counterfactual risk analysis (i.e. imagining the ‘what-ifs’ in disaster risk), and calibrating hazard models using geostatistics. Maricar holds an MSc in Civil-Geotechnical Engineering from University of the Philippines Diliman. Prior to that, she spent 5 years as a senior modeller to support capacity-building of remote communities in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, and to develop nationwide landslide susceptibility maps. She is now a recipient of scholarship funding from the National Research Foundation Fellowship and Earth Observatory of Singapore.