Lisa is a climate change impact researcher with a focus on extreme weather events and human mobility in drylands areas. Her research seeks to disentangle the underlying drivers of human (im)mobility, e.g., conflict and food insecurity, and attribute extreme weather-driven human mobility to climate change. Related research interests include anticipatory action, compound events, and systemic risk. Lisa is an associate researcher at Climate Econometrics and the World Weather Attribution initiative.
She received her DPhil (PhD) from the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and a MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Her doctoral research developed a method to quantitatively assess the contribution of climate change to human mobility, combining methods from climate science and econometrics. Prior to joining Princeton, she worked in a variety of roles at international organisations and NGOs such as the World Bank and The Earth Institute, providing her with a multifaceted, international background in environmental economics and climate policy.