Laura M. Hammett graduated with a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in 2017. She is a climate change adaptation and urban resiliency specialist with experience in land use planning, sustainable international development, climate policy and finance, strategic stakeholder engagement, and disaster vulnerability analysis. She currently works with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to design and advance projects that reduce climate risk in least developed countries. Laura has worked in land use consulting both in the US and abroad and served as a community development Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania after completing her undergraduate degree in urban and environmental planning. Her research and activities at Yale focused on strategies to help communities become more resilient through encouraging creative multi-sector post-disaster financing and measuring and addressing social vulnerability in addition to physical risk.