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Graduate Assistants

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Gloria Blaise

Graduate Student
Specializations: Socio-ecological systems; community-based agroforestry outcomes, and community development; environmental education in developing countries.
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Frieda Kay

Graduate Student
Specializations: Human dimensions of natural resources management; comparative energy transitions; stakeholder engagement; climate planning and infrastructure resilience; information transfer and solutions sharing
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Santiago Garcia

Graduate Student
Specializations: Leadership; governance; conflict resolution skills; strategic organizational planning and management; fundraising and donor development; biodiversity conservation; human dimensions in natural resources; ecosystem services; climate change and community-based adaptation; REDD+.
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James Goetz

Graduate Student
Specializations: Political ecology of natural resource and protected area management. Social and environmental outcomes of payments for ecosystem services. Participative, adaptive conservation planning and management.
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Sarah Naiman

Graduate Student
Specializations: The application of sense of place theory to predict pro-environmental behaviors; social psychology.
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Roberta Nilson

Graduate Student
Specializations: Rural studies; public policy; energy; natural resource dependent communities; public engagement.
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Shashank Poudel

Graduate Student
Specializations: Large carnivore monitoring and conservation in human dominated landscapes; human leopard conflict; leveraging communication and outreach for human wildlife conflict mitigation; designing capacity building program for protected area staffs and local communities; social survey for conservation.
Carrie Simon

Carrie Simon

Graduate Student
Specializations: Human dimensions of ecosystem-based management; institutional theory; adoption of environmental management plans.