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Sigrid Van Den Abbeele

Sigrid
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graduate student associates
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

Sigrid Van Den Abbeele is an MA/PhD student in the Geography Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sigrid is interested in studying the economic and health outcomes of residential segregation in the United States. More specifically, Sigrid aims to investigate the disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn on formerly redlined communities and other historically underserved communities. Additionally, she has researched the impact of rapid re-housing policies on chronically homeless populations and is working to develop a model to better understand the location of rural homeless populations. Sigrid received her undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Coe College.  

Maya Szafraniec

Maya
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graduate student associates
Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

I am a graduate student in Integrated Anthropological Sciences. I study fetal-maternal conflict through the lens of comparative life history, ecology, and evolutionary theory. I use computational biology and genomics to examine the consequences of these trade offs on proximal impacts to health and disease, as well as on larger evolutionary questions. Areas where these conflicts may occur include fetal microchimerism and placenta biology. 

I earned my B.S. in Biology with minors in Anthropology and Mathematics from Saint Mary’s College of California, studying variation in gorilla skeletal morphology, specifically related to locomotor differences that may be correlated with altitude.

Eunseo Kang

Eunseo
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara. I graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea with B.A and M.A in Economics. My research interests include education, labor economics along with applied econometrics. Currently, I am working on the project about the impact of international students on the US higher education.

Sean Reid

Sean Reid
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graduate student associates
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

Sean Reid is an MA/PhD student in the Geography Department. Sean's research interests are broadly in urban and population dynamics and how they are influenced by events such as climate change, natural disasters, health hazards, and conflict. His current research is focused on migration of sexual minorities in the United States and contextual factors that influence their health outcomes. Sean received his undergraduate degree in geography from the University of Utah with a focus on GIS and remote sensing. Before beginning his graduate studies at UCSB, Sean was a research associate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he worked as part of the Population Dynamics Group

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