Dylan Bugden

Dylan Bugden graduated from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2014. He completed his PhD student at Cornell University in the Department of Natural Resources in 2019 and is now a faculty member in Sociology at Washington State University. His research and teaching interests center on the social movements and the social dimensions of energy use and development.

Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson graduated from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2015. Her area of study focused on energy and environmental policy. Her background is in the field of conservation biology and ecology. She is most interested in facilitating communication between scientists and policy makers, especially regarding environmental management. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, and all other outdoorsy adventures. She now works for the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC.

Hannah Whitley

Hannah completed her studies at OSU in 2017 with three undergraduate degrees: Anthropology (Biocultural), Sociology, and Religious Studies. In 2015, she received an URSA U-Engage grant to study faculty diversity at American universities on the West Coast and was accepted into OSU’s Department of Anthropology Ethnographic Field School. She worked with Hilary on the community reactions to extreme weather project. Hannah is now pursuing a PhD in rural sociology at Pennsylvania State University.

Ika Widiyasari

Ika Widiyasari is a Master of Public Policy student at OSU. She received her Bachelor’s degree in economic statistics from the Institute of Statistics in Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to coming to OSU, she worked in Indonesia’s Statistics Bureau for almost 7 years. This first-hand awareness of her home country’s impoverished social and economic conditions in remote areas prompted her to pursue a graduate degree in public policy with a focus on rural policy. She worked with Hilary on the community reactions to extreme weather project

Chad Zanocco

Chad Zanocco completed his PhD in Public Policy at OSU and has a MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of California, Davis. Prior to completing his master’s, he served as an Americorps volunteer in northern California where he administered a small-business scholarship program for Arcata Economic Development Corporation. He has worked on multiple alternative future scenario modeling projects, previously collaborating with researchers at UC Davis and the International Food Policy Research Institute using their IMPACT model. At OSU, he has explored alternative futures for coastal change and hazards through the Tillamook County Coastal Futures Project, an effort supported through NOAA’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Change Applications program. For his dissertation, he is working on the NSF-funded VISTAS project to develop visual analytics software to enable scientists to better understand and communicate about large and complex environmental problems spanning spatial and temporal scales. He is working with Hilary on projects related to public perceptions of unconventional oil and gas development and the community reactions to extreme weather project.

Trang Tran

Trang Tran graduated from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2015. While at OSU, Trang worked closely with Hilary on an Oregon Sea Grant-funded project examining public participation and community mobilization surrounding the siting of liquefied natural gas facilities in Astoria and Coos Bay, Oregon. She also coordinated community-based research projects at OSU’s Policy Analysis Laboratory. After OSU, she spent several years working at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. She is currently a PhD student at UC Boulder. In her spare time, Trang loves traveling, hiking, reading and spending time in her kitchen. She completed her bachelor’s degree in International Studies at the University of Da Nang, Vietnam.

Warda Ajaz

Warda Ajaz completed her PhD in Public Policy at OSU in 2019. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy System Engineering at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Pakistan. Her PhD research focused on the socio-technical transition toward microgrids and other decentralized energy systems.

Stephen Naimoli

Stephen Naimoli graduated from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2016. His chief interest is in energy policy, and he studied opposition to utility-scale wind power in Kittitas County, Washington. Before coming to OSU, he worked for various environmental groups on the East Coast. He is now a research associate in the energy and national security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Casey Taylor

Casey Taylor graduated in 2016 with a PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Her dissertation examined the use of science in collaborative management efforts to conserve Sage Grouse populations in the West. Casey also worked with Dr. Boudet on a research project evaluating the response of local communities to large-scale renewable energy development in the West. Before arriving at OSU, Casey completed her MS in Conservation Biology and Applied Ecology at University of Michigan and spent several years working in field biology and environmental education. She is now a faculty member the University of Delaware.

Heather Moline

Heather Moline completed here Masters of Public Policy at OSU in 2019. Her essay explored the perspectives of 4th and 5th graders in Fremont, California, and Corvallis, Oregon, on their household energy use as part of the Smart and Connected Kids for Sustainable Energy Communities Project. She is currently an energy and environmental justice policy associate at the Northwest Energy Coalition.