Steve Koller is an Environmental Science and Policy PhD student at The University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His work focuses on responses to flood hazard exposure in vulnerable communities and policy design for flood risk reduction. Prior to the University of Miami, Steve was an Economics and Policy Analyst in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Office of the Chief Economist in New York City. At EDF, he worked on research and advocacy to advance federal carbon pricing policy, as well as cost-effective natural and nature-based flood defense alternatives in New York and New Jersey. Steve received an M.I.A. degree from the University of California- San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, and a B.S. from Penn State - University Park. He is originally from Staten Island, New York.