AHS-O2-3. Fostering an Inclusive Recovery

Kristian Thymianos1
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio2
Peter Grema3
Saha Salahi4
Faculty Mentor: Magdalena Martinez, Ph.D.2
1College of Liberal Arts, Department of Political Science
2Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, School of Public Policy and Leadership
3Lee Business School, Department of Economics
4Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Department of Communication Studies

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the economies across the United States, but few areas were hit with the same severity as southern Nevada—which reported a nearly 30% unemployment rate in April of 2020 . This presentation will review the methodologies, plans, and goals of the study. Through interviews with businesses, community leaders, and workers, this study seeks to determine how groups of southern Nevadans were impacted, and whether they experienced a disparate economic recovery since the onset of the pandemic. The first group of interviews will be ‘individuals in leadership roles’ from higher education institutions, elected officials, business bureaus and organizations, unions, healthcare practitioners, and leaders of community organizations (including for housing assistance, food assistance, and Native American Tribes). The second group, the ‘non-leaders’ will consist of service workers, students, single-parent households, etc. By garnering a holistic view of the impact of COVID-19 on southern Nevada, we will gain a thorough understanding of what policy mechanisms can prevent and/or mitigate the impacts of future recessions in southern Nevada.


Nov 15 - 19 2021


All Day


AHS: Poster Session 2
The Office of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Undergraduate Research


2 Replies to “AHS-O2-3. Fostering an Inclusive Recovery”

  1. Wow, great job everyone! This will be a very impactful study for the Las Vegas community. Everyone clearly explained the objectives of the project and it seems to be heading in the right direction. Excited to see what you come up with!

  2. Hello everyone, Kristian Thymianos here. Thank you so much for watching our presentation, please leave us any questions, comments, or feedback you have about our research. We hope you enjoy the presentation!

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