Rebecca’s research focuses on wildfire preparedness and management across California. She examines how different levels of government and uncertainty in model projections influence local adaptation plans regarding wildfire management.

Prior to Stanford, Rebecca worked as a Science Policy Fellow for the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a Federally-funded research and development center that supports the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other science-conducting agencies of the Federal government. She worked primarily on local climate change adaptation and Earth observations.

Rebecca earned a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She holds a BA in History from Yale University.

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Rebecca studies how different levels of government interact and influence the development of local climate change adaptation plans. Her work focuses particularly on wildfire management in California.