A South Florida sea-level rise researcher will have one of the best seats in the house for the President’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Nicole Hernandez Hammer of Boca Raton will be one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s invited guests.
Hernandez Hammer says her research shows that cities and regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and sea-level rise also have large Hispanic populations.
“Most people don’t know about our vulnerability. That was really eye-opening and encouraged me to go into advocacy,” she says.