Marisa McNatt

Ph.D. Student

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MA, University of Colorado at Boulder

BA, Davidson College


Marisa is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies Program with a policy focus and a member of the research group the International Collective on Environment, Culture & Politics (ICE CaPs). Marisa McNatt is generally interested in the factors that influence and shape the public and policy-makers' opinions on climate and energy policy in the U.S., ranging from geographical, to socioeconomic, to cultural values. Marisa was chosen as a 2013 Climate Media Fellow for the Heinrich Boll Foundation with the goal of familiarizing US energy experts with the European and German experiences transitioning toward a low carbon economy. Marisa received her B.A. in English Literature from Davidson College in 2007 and earned her Master’s in Journalism and Broadcast and a Graduate Certificate on Environment, Policy and Society from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011.