Marla Pérez Lugo
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Tel: (787) 806-8584
2003 Ph.D. in Environmental Sociology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dissertation: Vulnerability to Natural Disasters and the Mass Media
2001 Graduate Certificate in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change from the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2000 Master’s Degree in Sociology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
1997 Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia in the study “A Participatory Approach to the Development of a New Management Plan for the El Yunque National Forest.” Funded by the US Forest Service.
Co-Principal Investigator in the project “An Analysis of the Sociopolitical Acceptance of Wind Farms in Santa Isabel, PR”. Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.
Co-Principal Investigatorin the “Estudio de percepción y actitudes hacia la energía renovable y el desarrollo de un proyecto eólico entre los residentes del sector amador en Camuy.” Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.
Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Rivera Santos, Dr. Walter Silva, and Dr.Cecilio Ortiz in the Study “Proyecto de Educación y Participación Comunitaria Plan de Manejo de Escorrentías”. Funded by the Municipality of Mayaguez.
Co-Principal Investigator in the project “Development of the Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Technologies Index”.
Co-Principal Investigatorin the “Study on the Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Projects in Catano, PR”.Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.
Co-Principal Investigator in the “Study to describe community perception and attitudes about locating a pilot wind farm in Vieques and to provide recommendations for effective community participation and a community education strategy.” Funded by Aspenall Energies, LLC.
Consultant and field work coordinator for the project “Socioeconomic Profiles of Fishers and their Communities in Western and Eastern Puerto Rico” conducted by Aguirre International for the National Marine Fisheries Council and NOAA.
Assessment Specialistfor the “Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez” from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
Consultant for the project “Exploration of social network and industrial symbiosis exchanges in Puerto Rico” directed by Dr. Marian Chertow from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Co-Principal Investigator in the project “Development and Partial Implementation of an Education and Awareness Program for the Comprehensive Integrated Management Plan for the Mayagüez Bay Watershed Project.” Funded by The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute and The stakeholder forum of the project “Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Management Plan (CIMP) for the Mayagüez Bay Watershed.”
Research Associate for the Center for Environmental Communication in a project on dissemination of risk communication among the Hispanic community at Elizabeth, NJ.
Project Facilitator for Dr. Omowunmi Osinubi at the EOSHI, University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey in two projects (Smoking Cessation Study at the Eric B. Chandler Clinic, and Smoking Cessation Program for New Jersey Manufacturers, Inc.)
Principal Investigator in the project “The Role of the Mass Media in the Risk Perception and Disaster Awareness of a Puerto Rican Community in a Disaster Situation.” Funded by the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Principal Investigator in the project “The Impact of the Mass Media in the Individuals Perception and Response to Natural Disasters.” Founded by the Quick Response Research Program of the Natural Hazards Research Center at University of Colorado at Boulder.
Research Assistant for Dr. Thomas K. Rudel in the project “The Human Dimensions of Reforestation in Puerto Rico.” Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Research Assistant in the project: “Social Impact Assessment of the Proposed Management Plan for Highly Migratory Species” with Dr. Douglas Wilson and Bonnie McKay. At the Ecopolicy Center of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Billfish Foundation.