Lena Easton-Calabria

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Policy Analyst
Washington Office

Education

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.

Prior to joining RAND, Lena worked for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for over two years, where she focused on reducing stormwater and urban heat and created TNC's Community Designed Greenspace (CDG) program. Lena was also 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.

Lena holds a master of science in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford in the UK and a bachelor’s degree in medical anthropology and global health from the University of Washington.

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.

Honors & Awards

  • RAND Spotlight Award

Languages

Spanish

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