Resilience Toolkit Coordinator
Christophe supports the development and maintenance of the Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit and generates resources for counties and municipalities. Christophe is a senior at Indiana University majoring in environmental management, with minors in economics and political science.
Flaherty connects Midwestern local governments with climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. His core projects include managing ERIT, the Resilience Cohort, ERI's webinar series,the Hoosier Resilience Index, and the Beat the Heat program.
Henkel is the point person for establishing and maintaining relationships with corporations, foundations, and private individuals whose philanthropic interests align with ERI's mission.
Communications & Outreach Manager
Hines supports ERI's communication and outreach initiatives by promoting awareness of ERI's mission and activities within the university and among the public. He serves as a liaison to faculty and staff, media, and the general public.
McLenachen serves as a primary point of contact for general inquiries, provides administrative support to the team, handles initial fiscal document processing, and assists with maintaining and expanding ERI’s online presence.
Staff Writer & Graphic Designer
Paxton creates graphics and other communication products for ERI. She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from IU and is pursuing a graduate degree in secondary education through IU's School of Education.
Peters provides data management and software engineering support for modelers and other ERI 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.
Assistant Director for Operations
Sayili oversees administration and operations for ERI, working closely with the Office of the Vice President for Research at Indiana University and her fellow members of ERI's leadership.
Schaust manages the McKinney Midwest Climate Project, focused on supporting students, nonprofits, and businesses with climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. Her core projects include managing the McKinney Climate Fellows program, supporting ERIT and the Resilience Cohort, and expanding programming across the Midwest.
Community Resilience Coordinator
Smith coordinates the Hoosier Resilience Index, helping communities in Indiana understand their vulnerabilities to and preparedness for climate change impacts. He also contributes to ERI’s communication and outreach efforts. Smith is a Master of Public Affairs candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he studies energy and water policy as they relate to climate change.
Resilience Program Consultant
Webster supports ERI's work with communities and other external partners as a consultant. She formerly served as ERI's implementation manager and launched several resilience-related tools and resources during that time.