Mollie Chapman is PhD Candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Her research spans the natural and social sciences seeking to better understand the ways that the values of individuals and communities, as well as understandings from the scientific world, can better be integrated into environmental management, programs and decision making. Her current work focuses on innovate ways to shift food systems towards sustainability, looking at Payment for Ecosystem Services programs on agricultural lands.
Mollie received her B.A. in Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University and a M.S. in Sustainable Development from the University of Basel in Switzerland. Her Master’s thesis research in rural Colombia showed the importance of agricultural cooperatives in determining the pesticides that smallholder farmers use and analyzed the effects of these pesticides on the local watershed. She has previously worked as a consultant for international tech start-ups, at Yellowstone National Park, and as a coordinator for NGOs in ecotourism and appropriate technology.
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