GIS Specialist/Associate Environmental Scientist
Environmental Informatics Program
Geographic Information Systems
Resilient Landscapes Program
Alex Braud is a GIS Specialist and Associate Environmental Scientist working across the Environmental Informatics and Resilient Landscapes programs. His background reflects this position, intersecting the fields of spatial analysis, coastal resilience, floodplain management, environmental economics, and urban planning. Alex has earned a Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston as well as bachelor’s degrees from his hometown’s Louisiana State University in both Geography and Disaster Science & Management. Prior to joining SFEI, Alex focused on regional sediment issues at the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow. He has additionally performed work at the College of Charleston Lowcountry Hazards Center and for the Southern Environmental Law Center where he performed GIS-based watershed and hydrologic modeling, landscape and human vulnerability analyses, as well as various forms of suitability mapping.