Lena Easton-Calabria

Lena Easton-Calabria
Policy Analyst

Education

Ph.D. in geography and the environment (2026), University of Oxford; M.S. in environmental change and management, University of Oxford; B.A. in medical anthropology and global health, University of Washington

Overview

Lena Easton-Calabria is a policy analyst at RAND Corporation and program manager for the NOAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA) Center. Since joining RAND in 2020, Lena's work has covered topics including disaster management, public health, climate adaptation, and equity.

Easton-Calabria was previously a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in the Amazon rainforest, where she conducted research for three years on globalization and climate change in land-based Indigenous communities. Prior to joining RAND, Easton-Calabria worked for The Nature Conservancy, where she focused on stormwater and urban heat and created TNC's Community Designed Greenspace (CDG) program. 

Lena Easton-Calabria is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute within the department of Geography and the Environment. She holds a master of science in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford.

Selected Publications

Lena Easton-Calabria, Stuart Olmsted, "Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Table Top Exercise for Public Health Laboratories," Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2022.

Romita Grocholski, Krista, Michelle E. Miro, Lena Easton-Calabria, Jessica Spaccio, Samantha Borisoff, and Arthur T. DeGaetano, "Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook: Winter 2021–2022," Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2022.

Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Lena Easton-Calabria, Sonny S Patel, Jay Balagna, Leslie A Payne, "When disaster management agencies create disaster risk: a case study of the US's Federal Emergency Management Agency," Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 2021, 2021

Romita Grocholski, Krista, Michelle E. Miro, Lena Easton-Calabria, Jessica Spaccio, Samantha Borisoff, and Arthur T. DeGaetano., "Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook: Fall 2021. ," Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2021.

Languages

Spanish

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