My name is Harman Singh, and I am a graduate student in the M.S. + Ph.D. program. I earned my B.S. in Geography from Penn State and minored in Sustainability Leadership.
I am interested in conducting research on natural hazards, climate science, and sustainable policy, with a focus on Asian or African countries. In 2019, I began a study on the complex nature of Keralan floods under the supervision of Helen Greatrex and Trevor Birkenholtz. I applied for and received funding for the research through The Rodney A. Erickson Discovery Grant. My work won the E. Willard Miller Award in Geography for an Undergraduate Paper at Penn State, and I presented a poster at the American Association of Geographers Conference.
As a graduate student, I wish to continue this research by examining weather hazards via a mixed-method or comparative studies approach. In the future, I hope to study post and pre-disaster preparedness, extreme weather, planned and unplanned land use, and stormwater systems in India along with their relationships with flash flood and/or urban flood events.