Lizzie Yarina

Lizzie Yarina is a designer and researcher with the MIT Urban Risk Lab. In 2017, she was a Fulbright New Zealand research fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington, where she examined the spatial implications of Pacific Islander climate change migration. Lizzie holds a dual Masters of Architecture and Masters in City Planning from MIT, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Her research on the relationships among design thinking, territorial politics, and climate risk has been published in JAE, Architecture and Culture, Pidgin, The Plan Journal, and Arch+. She is the winner of the 2017 Jacques Rougerie Competition on Architecture and Sea Level Rise. Lizzie was born and raised on a sheep farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.