Jenna Knobloch graduate from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2016. Her research interests include environmental and climate change policy, particularly where they intersect with collaborative governance. Prior to coming to OSU, she earned a degree in Economics from Portland State University and was an AmeriCorps VISTA member at a financial education nonprofit. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading and brewing beer. She worked with Hilary on the community reactions to extreme weather project. She is now a forest program manager at Sustainable Northwest.
Virginia Dee Montier-Burke, “Dee”, graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology in 2010. Upon graduation, she accepted a job contracting to NOAA as a North Pacific Groundfish observer, assigned to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. After four years at sea, she found a shore side job as a Water and Wastewater Laboratory Manager. In her spare time, she can be found hanging out with her dog, Tonks, or reading a good book. Dee feels privileged to have the opportunity to pursue a Masters of Natural Resources with a specialization in Water Conflict Management and Transformation from Oregon State University. Her Masters project will explore social components of plastic bag bans.
Rachel Mooney graduated from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with her BSc in Chemistry where she conducted research on atmospheric and physical chemistry. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Policy degree and working with Hilary to analyze public perceptions of LNG export in the Pacific Northwest.
Alexis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. After working as a transportation engineer for one year, Alexis returned to NC State and earned a Master of Science in Biological & Agricultural Engineering. She then proceeded to work in Alaska for almost two years in both water resources and roadway engineering until she returned to North Carolina. After returning to her home state, she earned her Professional Engineering license and continued to work as a water resources and roadway engineer for seven more years. She recently enrolled in Oregon State University and is currently earning her Master of Public Policy degree, concentrating in environmental and energy policy. Her essay looks at the relation between religious beliefs and perceptions of climate change in the Pacific Northwest.
Associate Professor & Associate Director of Graduate Programs
School of Public Policy
Oregon State University
300 Bexell Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331