Bio


Elizabeth (she/her) is a PhD Candidate in Earth System Science at the Doerr School of Sustainability. Her research aims to investigate the coupled human-natural system by quantifying the effects of climate change on surface processes, human and ecosystem well-being, and shared socioeconomic outcomes and disparities. She holds an MS in Marine Science from the University of San Diego and a BS in Earth and Environmental Science from Furman University. In addition to academic research and teaching experience, she previously served as an Energy Policy Analyst in San Diego, California.

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., University of San Diego, Marine Science
  • B.S., Furman University, Earth and Environmental Science

All Publications


  • Quantifying the Effect of Precipitation on Landslide Hazard in Urbanized and Non-Urbanized Areas Geophysical Research Letters Johnston, E. C., Davenport, F. V., Wang, L., Caers, J. K., Muthukrishnan, S., Burke, M., Diffenbaugh, N. S. 2021; 48 (16)

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2021GL094038