Floods, Delta Capitalism, Sea Level Rise, Geospatial Analysis, Critical Mapping, Risk Management, Participatory Planning, Water Supply Planning, Equity Centered Adaptation, Disaster Studies, Historic & Political Ecologies, Indigenous and Black Geographies, Environmental Justice, Landscape Stewardship, Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Prior to joining Berkeley’s Ph.D. program, Eliza worked for three years as a graduate research assistant at the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience focusing on Sea Level Rise and Watershed Planning. In May of 2022 she completed her Master of Landscape Architecture Degree at the University of Florida where her terminal thesis focused on environmental injustices related to flood risk at coastal brownfield sites. Her background is in Sustainability and the Built Environment (BSc) with a focus in urban and regional planning, water supply, and unincorporated communities. During her undergraduate degree she studied and interned in Curitiba, Brazil, working in the field with a water supply company in local neighborhoods. Before returning to school for design, she worked for four years in a water conservation research group and completed a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (MSc) focusing on irrigation and water resources. Her education in hydrology and data science led her to work in Water Management and related research institutes where she focused her data analysis and project management skills on water supply planning in Florida and public health studies in the Global South. Her background in planning and water resources makes her passionate about the communities and spaces embedded within dynamic hydrologic systems.
2021 | Environmental Planning Studio | Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida | Head TA
2020 | Site Analysis | Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida | Head TA
2015 | Principles and Practices of Irrigation | Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida | Head TA
2022 | Marquis, Latimer, & Halback Award for best graduate terminal project
2022 | Jonathan and Elizabeth Seymour Endowed Scholarship Award for work ethic
2021 | UF Graduate Olmsted Scholar
2020 | ASLA Florida Chapter Jacksonville Section Scholarship
2020 | Howard Sebold Award for leadership, scholarship and potential professional distinction
2019 | FANN Real Florida Landscapes Design Challenge – 2nd Place
“Port St. Joe Watershed Strategies: Resiliency Plans for Avenue A and Central Channel Basins.” Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience. Florida Resilient Cities. Jeff Carney, Mike Volk, Bill O’Dell, Christian Calle Figueroa, Eliza Breder, Forough Forourtan. August 2022.
“Stormwater and Landscape: A Green Infrastructure Network to Reduce Stormwater Flooding, Reduce Non-Point Source Pollution, & Enhance Community Open Space” North Port St. Joe Community Workshop. Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience, University of Florida. School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, Florida A & M University. Volk, M., Deitch, M., Luo, Y., M, Haley., Breder, E. Oct 2021. (30-39).
“Port St. Joe Year 1 Report (2019-2020).” Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience. Florida Resilient Cities. Jeff Carney, Cleary Larkin, Bill O’Dell, Mike Volk, Eliza Breder. Dec 2020.
“Port St. Joe Snap Shot.” Florida Institute of Built Environment Resilience. Florida Resilient Cities. Jeff Carney, Cleary Larkin, Eliza Breder. Dec 2019.
Cardenas, B., Dukes, M. D., Breder, E., & Torbert, J. W. (2021). Long‐term performance of smart irrigation controllers on single‐family homes with excess irrigation. AWWA Water Science, 3(2), e1218.
Morera, M. C., Monaghan, P. F., Dukes, M. D., & Breder, E. (2017). Predicting satisfaction with smart irrigation controllers and their long‐term use among homeowners in central Florida. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(4), 929-943.“Smart Irrigation Controller Demonstration and Evaluation in Orange County Florida.” Water Research Foundation, Report 4227 (2016). Tolbert, J. W., B. Tolley, T. Thill, L. M. Allen, M. D. Dukes, E. M. Breder, P. F. Monaghan, M. C. Morea, and W. Wells.