Simone Domingue

Simone Domingue is an environmental sociologist and critical scholar of climate adaptation and disaster resilience. She works with communities and partners to disrupt harmful cycles of exclusion and disempowerment contributing to environmental and disaster recovery inequalities. She is currently working with collaborators on several projects to identify key drivers of disaster vulnerability, local government capacity, and environmental-related migration along the Gulf Coast.

Li Huang

Li Huang has an impressive background with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from China University of Geosciences, an M.S. in Ecological Geology from Moscow State University, and a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from the University of Alabama.

Qi Deng

Qi Deng is a highly skilled professional with a Ph.D. in Environmental Life Science from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, US.

Dennis Clutter


Dennis is a Tulane alumnus and field biologist. He started working with the ByWater Institute after graduating and has worked three seasons of field research on projects studying socioecology and urban infrastructure. He also facilitates conferences for academic and governmental partners, many of whom share the ByWater Institute’s focus on coastal issues.

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