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Visiting Research Scientist
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

Tayler Ruggero is a fourth year Criminal Justice and Public Policy Student with a minor in Geographical Information Systems.  She was a part of the 2017 cohort for NSF IRES, and found specific interest in the policy aspect of disaster management and geographical information capacity. She directed her individual project towards comparing FEMA in the United States with the BBK and THW in Germany.  She was assigned to UNU-EHS as a visiting scientist and truly enjoyed her experience in Bonn and working with the United Nations. In addition to NSF IRES, Tayler also spent January 2016 with Dr. Tomaszewski and a cohort of students in Rwanda, using ArcGIS collector to map the Kigeme Refugee camp.  On RIT's campus, Tayler in very much involved in the Center for Residence Life as an RA, the College of the Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board, and she is the CoLA Senator in Student Government.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching sporting events, and being a volunteer youth cheerleading coach.

Majors: Criminal Justice & Public Policy Minors: Geographical Information Systems, Spanish, Military Sciences
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