Seminars and Webinars

Cascadia CoPes Hub Intro, October 7, 2021

Cascadia CoPes Hub/ RCN Seminar, November 4, 2021
Jenny Suckale, Stanford University– “Rethinking disaster risk mitigation for a changing world”

Cascadia CoPes Hub/RCN Seminar, January 6, 2022
Glenn Rix, Geosyntec Consultants – “The Future of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program”

Cascadia CoPes Hub/ RCN Seminar, February 3, 2022
Elyssa Tappero (WA EMD), Carrie Garrison-Laney (WA Sea Grant), and Randy Leveque (UW) – “Modeling maritime tsunami hazards in Washington”

Cascadia CoPes Hub/RCN Seminar, March 3, 2022
Maximilian Dixon (WA EMD)- “Assessment of Vertical Evacuation on the outer coast of Washington”

Cascadia CoPes Hub/RCN Seminar, April 7, 2022
Billy Sweet (NOAA) – “Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States: Updated Mean Projections and Extreme Water Level Probabilities Along U.S. Coastlines.”


Cascadia CHARTER program

The Cascadia Coastal Hazards and Resilience Training, Education and Research, or CHARTER, program offers formal and informal training, education and hazards science research across the middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. The CHARTER Fellows program provides a unique opportunity for students who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color); Latinx; LGBTQ; first generation; and/or low-income, in all academic disciplines to participate in hazards and resilience research.  Interested students and teachers are invited to fill out the form on the contact page

2022 CHARTER Fellows

Ximena Nava Diaz, Oregon State University
Ximena is a first year undergraduate student at Oregon State University. She is currently undecided about her major so she is exploring engineering and science related courses. Ximena enjoys bike riding, hiking, and being with friends & family during her free time.


Nina Sanchez, Oregon State University
Hello! My name is Regina Sanchez but I go by Nina. I am from Hood River, OR and go to OSU. I am currently a Computer Science major. Outside of school I love hiking, baking, and hanging out with friends.

Irene Pablo Lora, Oregon State University

Hazel O’Malley, Oregon State University

Grace Backen, Oregon State University
I am a third year at Oregon State University (Go Beavs!). I am currently majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. The coast has always been my favorite place, and I am eager to apply my skill set to the challenges that face coastal communities. When I am not in class, I love spending time with my energetic kitten!

Tiana Powell, University of Washington

Tiana Powell (she/her) is a community facilitator, artist, and public health student at the University of Washington. She enjoys beach walks, local natural history, and renovation carpentry. The ecosystem of the Salish Sea is a continual “classroom” and its resiliency of deep importance to her.

Helena Thompson, University of Washington

I’m a sophomore and intended ESRM major at UW. In the future, I hope to study river conservation and water rights. Besides the environment, I also really love piano, musical theater, and my pets!

John Williams Jr., University of Washington

I’m a third-year student at the University of Washington studying Physiology and Quantitative Science. I love to work with others and am always open to new experiences. Ask me about my snack suggestions if you get the chance, I’ve got a few good ones.

Kaitlynn Spino, University of Oregon
Hometown- Klickitat, WA
Majors- Marine Biology and Native American and Indigenous Studies. Enjoy trips to the Oregon Coast, going on hikes, and just being outdoors

David Nieto Wenzell, University of Oregon
David (Dabeat) Nieto Wenzell is a junior at the University of Oregon with a background in documentary and fiction film.

Timothy Withrow, University of Oregon

Timothy Withrow is a third year student at the University of Oregon, majoring in Planning, Public Policy, and Management. He is interested in the field of community development, capacity building, and how local resources can be leveraged to empower both individuals and communities in addressing their shared needs. Outside of class, Timothy enjoys working for the Holden Center for Leadership & Community Engagement, riding his bike around Eugene, sending postcards, and gardening.

Hub Partners

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