Elizabeth EmeryPrior to embarking on an M.S. degree in the Forest Ecosystems and Society Program at Oregon State, Elizabeth “Betsy” Emery helped establish the City of Flagstaff, Arizona’s Open Space Program, including working with stakeholder groups to acquire natural areas, develop management plans, establish natural resource policies, and implement infrastructure improvement projects. Here at OSU, Betsy’s research involves how people perceive risks and make decisions, with a specific focus on how people reason about the use of biotechnology to address forest health threats. When she isn’t organizing events for the College of Forestry’s Graduate Student Council or reading about cognitive psychology, you can find her hiking in the Cascade mountains or dancing at a concert in Portland.