Emmaleah is a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, with majors in urban studies and public health. In the summer of 2016, she conducted research analyzing resilience and urban governance in the city of Semarang, Indonesia. In collaboration with the municipal government of Semarang, she examined the distribution of environmental and epidemiological vulnerability across the city, and placing them in the context of their relationship to the formal planning strategies employed by the municipality. She was particularly concerned with the concept of urban resilience and took to analyzing the various implications of that concept in a developing coastal city. Her research emphasizes community planning and placemaking as tools to burgeon a community’s resilience, particularly in highly vulnerable neighborhoods.