About Me

Nadia a. Seeteram

PhD Candidate at Florida International University

Nadia Seeteram is a PhD Candidate in the Earth and Environment Department at Florida International University. Her research seeks to understand how varying risks and vulnerabilities to sea level rise over time may lead to different migration outcomes for coastal communities- especially where climate adaptation and policy interventions are inadequate.

Seeteram graduated from Fordham University in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Psychology and then from Florida International University in 2014 with a M.S. in Environmental Studies. She has held research positions at the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery in New York and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Exposure Research Lab in Athens, GA. Her previous work focused on monetary valuation of ecosystem services in relation to the restoration of the Florida Everglades. She is a former co-chair of the ComSciCon Miami franchise and helped organize the first ever ComSciCon in the state of Florida in 2019.


University of Miami Climate Risks and Preparedness Research Group

Florida International University Steven J. Cruz Institute for Media, Science, and Technology

Florida International University Tropical Rivers Lab