Andrea C. Simonelli, PhD is an independent researcher (PhD, MA, Louisiana State University; BA Michigan State University). She is a graduate of the United Nations University Environment and Human Security Programme (UNU EHS) (2010) and Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre Summer School in Forced Migration (2009). Andrea is an Associate with the Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere (MAHB) and a member of the Roster of Experts through the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). She specializes in governance responses to human migration; specifically the intergovernmental institutional responses to those being displaced by climate change. Her newest book is entitled “Governing Climate Induced Migration and Displacement: IGO Expansion, and Global Policy Implications” (Palgrave Macmillan, IPE Series) came out in November of 2015. Currently, she is working on a project considering the perceptions of those in climate vulnerable zones in the Indian Ocean.