Cains supports the development of the Hoosier Resilience Index by researching existing tools, collecting relevant literature and data and more. Cains is also a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Science at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with a focus on integrating resilience into the risk analysis framework.
Lange supports the Institute's communication efforts by maintaining an informative website and publishing relevant content through social media channels. Lange is also an MPA-MSES candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a focus on ecological conservation.
Peters provides data management and software engineering support for modelers and other Institute researchers who use IU's high-performance computing environment, including software installation, customization, code development and upgrading modeling systems. To help establish our Knowledge Platform, Peters will coordinate data sharing and formatting, archiving and visualization, as well as assist with down-sampling and converting data for customized uses.
Romlein develops geospatial software solutions that host data visualizations and decision support applications. He is closely involved in development work on the Indiana Map project at the Indiana Geological and Water Survey. This project aims to expand and modernize the infrastructure to facilitate the state-wide sharing of geospatial data and research.
Sears manages the financial operations of the Institute, offering reporting, analysis, and budgetary guidance to the leadership for decision support. Sears is also the point of contact for researchers needing assistance with Institute-related external funding proposal preparation and submissions.
Resilience Toolkit Coordinator
Sullivan generates resources for counties and municipalities, and supports the development and maintenance of the Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit. Sullivan is also an MPA-MSES candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with a focus on community resilience and environmental justice.
Webster connects Midwestern local governments with adaptation solutions and relevant research. Her core projects include managing ERIT, the Institute's webinar series and the development of the Hoosier Resilience Index.
Administrative and Project Coordinator
Worthy oversees the coordination of business operations at the Institute and organizes meetings, events, travel and support materials. She serves as a primary point of contact for the Institute. Worthy is also pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science and biotechnology.