Rachael Budowle is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. Her BANR-related dissertation research examines how historical discourses have shaped perceptions of Rocky Mountain forests over time and how actors with various relationships to these forests engage in forest and related labor practices amidst changing ecological, institutional, and economic conditions. She additionally teaches sustainability courses in UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and serves on the Campus Sustainability Committee. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and M.S. in Animals & Public Policy from Tufts University. Rachael has several years of professional sustainability experience as a recycling coordinator, instructor at Virginia Tech and UW, and sustainability coordinator at Virginia Tech and MIT.
Role(s) in BANR: Graduate student on Task 3, Socioeconomic and Policy Analysis activities.