Eleanor RappoleeNOAA Digital Coast Fellow (2020-2022)
Eleanor Rappolee is a NOAA Digital Coast Fellow working with the ASFPM'S Flood Science Center and the Coastal States Organization on the Mitigating Multiple Loss Properties project. A Michigan native, Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences, both from Michigan State University. Her interests lie at the intersection between natural hazards and policy, and therefore are reflected in her research experiences. As an undergraduate student, Eleanor researched earthquakes in the Midwest using seismographs, programming, and GIS techniques. Eleanor's graduate research focused on public perception of and response to flooding in Michigan, and how these two phenomena differ geographically. In-between school, Eleanor worked at the U.S. Geological Survey researching changes in fluvial morphology due to increased flood frequency and magnitude in the Northeast. Now, at ASFPM, she is contributing her blend of skills and interests to build a repetitive loss guide for state and local floodplain managers.