Diamond Ebanks Holloman is a doctoral candidate in the Environment, Ecology and Energy interdisciplinary program. Her community-based research focuses on the intersection of race, social vulnerability, culture, and the environment. Her dissertation examines the movement of water after hurricanes (flooding) along social, political, and historical lines in Robeson County. Using interviews, participant observation, and photovoice, the project emphasizes the entanglement of hurricanes, natural disaster recovery and grassroots organizing. The dissertation centers African-American and Lumbee Native Americans’ lived experiences after Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Florence (2018).