Fascinated by the learning process, Elizabeth's research centers on how communities, states and nations respond to, learn from and adapt to experiencing extreme events (e.g., floods). As a social scientist and policy process expert, she seeks to understand the role of resources, institutions, advocacy coalitions and public participation in encouraging or impeding policy learning from these events. Her current project focuses on learning, adaptation and resilience in Colorado communities post-2013 extreme floods. Elizabeth's research has been funded by the Fulbright Commission, NSF, the University of Colorado-Boulder's Natural Hazards Center. A native Hoosier, Elizabeth Albright earned a undergraduate degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster, followed by an MSES and MPA from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University awarded her her doctoral degree. She is currently an Assistant Professor of the Practice at the Nicholas School at Duke. When she isn't studying adaptation and resilience, Elizabeth can be found on the Outer Banks surfing, in her studio painting or developing a wicked algorithm for her NCAA basketball bracket.