January 31 - Stephanie Snyder
Connecting People to Urban Parks: The Case for Restored Brownfields
Thursday, 4 PM, Aiken Center, Room 102
Stephanie Snyder is a Social Scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research, in St. Paul, MN. She has been in this position for 12 years. She works in a research unit entitled People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy. The goal of this research group is to understand how people influence and are influenced by natural environments across the spectrum of urban to rural landscapes. Stephanie is particularly interested in the development and utilization of decision support tools and models to help planners and managers make better decisions; decisions that reflect a diversity of goals and values. She is a member of the Family Forest Research Center, a joint research collaboration between the Forest Service, Northern Research and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation. The goal of this research center is to increase our understanding of social and economic dimensions of family forestry in the United States. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the University of Minnesota's Department of Forest Resources. Stephanie has a Bachelor's degree from Boston University in physical geography and a Master's and PhD from Johns Hopkins University in environmental systems analysis. She has held previous positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers and at the Department of Transportation. She is spending the spring semester in Vermont as a visiting Forest Service scientist.
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