Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Keren Bolter to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. Keren is a 4th year Geosciences PhD candidate at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and a researcher for the FAU Center for Environmental Studies. As a consultant for the Southeast Florida Regional Planning Council, Keren has helped organize a Data Common conversation to understand the challenges and opportunities of using data to drive change in Southeast Florida.
In her dissertation research, Keren uses LIDAR digital elevation and water table models in GIS to map vulnerability to inundation, storm surge, and flooding risk. Methods includes analysis of these impacts of SLR, addressing physical, socioeconomic, and health implications. Keren has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from FAU. Keren has commitment and drive towards increasing awareness; she has presented at numerous lectures, meetings and even with a TEDx talk. Keren worked for two years as a NSF Fellow in the GK-12 program, which was aimed to promote high school student engagement in science education.