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Seunghyun Lee

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    Email: seunghyunlee ‘at’ berkeley ‘dot’ edu

    Seunghyun is a postdoctoral scholar in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the dynamics of decision-making and collective learning in response to crises and emergencies, such as wildfires, air quality problems, earthquakes, and COVID-19.

    As a postdoctoral scholar and a project manager, she is currently contributing to the multicampus and interdisciplinary team of the NSF-funded Smart and Connected Communities (SCC) project that aims at risk reduction in wildfire-prone communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a background in public policy analysis and management and employing a mixed-method approach in social sciences, she analyzes crisis decision-making and response actions to policy change in inter-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral governance systems in wildfire mitigation and management.

    Seunghyun received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to the doctoral work, she worked at the RAND Corporation as a Korea Foundation Think Tank intern and received an M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) at Seoul National University.