Alison is a PhD Student at the Rubenstein School and in the Gund Institute's Economics for the Anthropocene program. She studies the nonmaterial benefits humans receive from nature, looking particularly at how environmental change impacts individuals' well-being, cultural practices, and behavior, and the justice and equity implications of these effects. She's also interested in the ways an ecological economics approach to systems thinking can reshape how people view and actualize their relationship(s) with nature. With a background in spatial modeling and land cover change, Alison explores how spatial patterns affect and emerge from people's interactions with nature, and is often considering the most effective way to visually represent these patterns. She has a BA from Yale in History of Art and received her MS in Natural Resources from UVM.
Advisor: Rachelle Gould