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Tracy Marshall

A woman poses for the camera.

Trinidad and Tobago
Department of Geography

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Behavioral Science

I observed how the 2007 earthquake off the coast of Martinique changed people’s perceptions in Barbados towards earthquakes. Then, I thought about natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that people know are coming and wanted to find out more about why populations act or do not act. By participating in the first ISR readiness exercise, I could see the usability of my work and its impact on a real-life situation — a phenomenal feeling.