Corien (Jacobien F.) Kuiper
PhD student in Regional Planning
Corien Kuiper is a first year PhD student in the Regional Planning Program at LARP, UMass Amherst. For her doctoral research she investigates planning for climate change adaptation with a specific focus on the concept of co-benefits within the US and Dutch urban context. She combines insights from both the US and Dutch planning tradition to better understand the impact of climate change adaptation.
She holds a bachelors’ degree in Human Geography and a master’s degree in Planning from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She worked at an international consulting and engineering company and for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management before coming to UMass Amherst.
Corien always had the intention to return to academia and enjoys the opportunity to continue her academic training and reflect on her experiences as a planning practitioner at UMass Amherst. She loves to run and visit the library with her husband and one-year old son.