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Melissa Haeffner

Melissa Haeffner, PHD


People, Places and Pipes iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability)

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Melissa Haeffner, PhD. is a post-doctoral researcher with iUTAH (iUTAH innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability) in the Sociology Department at Utah State University. She teaches courses in environmental sociology, political ecology, and global cities. Melissa completed her doctorate in Human-Environment Interactions at Colorado State University. Melissa holds a Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Sociology  from DePaul University. Her work focuses on bridging the social and natural sciences to advance scholarship in water management and climate-related hazards.  To this end, she has worked on a number of transdisciplinary collaborations including Living with Extreme Weather (LWEW), Studies of Precipitation, flooding, and Rainfall Extremes Across Disciplines (SPREAD), and will be traveling to Antarctica in 2016 with Women in Science, Homeward Bound.