Olivia standing with arms crossed in green and blue dress
Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor: Maxwell T. Boykoff


M.E.M. Yale School of Forestry and environmental Studies
B.S. Clemson University

Areas of Interest

  • Science communication
  • Energy policy
  • Land use
  • Justice

Major Field/Concentration

Environmental Policy


Olivia Pearman is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies Program and is interested in improving approaches to complex environmental problems through policy. She is particularly focused on how institutions and organizations make decisions about the environment and especially how individuals' beliefs, values, and worldviews influence the making of those decisions. Olivia holds a BS in Environment and Natural Resources from Clemson University and a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her Master's Project focused on policy approaches to address conflicts between oil and gas development and greater sage-grouse conservation on lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management.