Corinne Bowers is a Ph.D. candidate in the civil and environmental engineering department at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the impacts of flooding and extreme weather events, particularly the damages that extreme events cause to the built environment and how those damages are projected to change in a warming climate. She has experience applying the tools of probabilistic risk analysis to a wide variety of natural hazards, from hurricanes and earthquakes, to floods and tornadoes. She is a member of the leadership council for the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, which brings together students and researchers across disciplines working towards making communities more resilient to natural hazards; she is broadly interested in the intersection of water, climate and extreme events.
Corinne was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a minor in mathematics. She was a Northeastern University Scholar and received multiple awards for her academic and research achievements, including the College of Engineering Compass Award and the Sears B. Condit Award. Prior to coming to Stanford, she worked with Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance in their catastrophe engineering and analytics division estimating the risk of catastrophic losses due to natural hazard events for property insurance clients. She earned her master’s degree in structural engineering from Stanford, and during her time there has received both the Stanford Graduate Fellowship and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She is an avid whitewater kayaker and loves the James River. You can find out more about her at www.corinnebowers.com.