My name is Chase Lovgren and I am a rising Junior in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Last summer I worked as an intern at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Germany. I began working in the Form-Finding Lab in May 2019 with support from the Princeton Environmental Institute on a project concerning storm surge barriers and resiliency in urban coastal areas. I find that challenges are best tackled by studying what came before them, which is why this project is of particular interest to me. I am personally invested in working on this project because I come from a coastal community that was heavily affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. I have seen firsthand the effects of natural catastrophes and why it is imperative that we think proactively about solutions. I will be working with Katherine, Joe, and Olek. I hope to specifically focus on learning how to propose solutions, and studying what types of proposals have been effective in the past.