Kristen Goodrich, Ph.D.student in Social Ecology, was selected as a Robert and Patricia Switzer Fellow. Switzer Fellowships are awarded to graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and demonstrate leadership in their field.
Goodrich is one of twenty new Fellows for 2016 and joins a network of nearly 600 Fellows located across the country and around the world. She studies how nature-based solutions, particularly those that promote ecosystem services, can improve both environmental conditions and quality of life, particularly in the San Diego-Tijuana binational context. Currently, Goodrich is a researcher for the National Science Foundation’s Flood Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Environments (FloodRISE) project and a research associate for the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation.