Rebecca is a Master's student in the Environmental Studies program at CU Boulder. Her research interests lie in understanding how natural resource managers and other stakeholders make decisions around natural hazard mitigation and climate adaptation, and specifically the usability of climate science in adaptation planning. She also has a strong interest in public participation in environmental governance and decision making. She is a graduate research assistant within the Western Water Assessment, where she will focus on understanding how water managers in Western Colorado utilize information about snow pack to manage and prepare for drought.
Prior to moving to Boulder, Rebecca worked in international development, focusing primarily on sustainable development capacity building initiatives in China, India and Bangladesh. From 2010-2011 she was a Fulbright Research Fellow in China, where she researched public participation in water quality monitoring. Rebecca received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College.