About Us

Kathy Lynn

lynn Tribal Climate Change Project Coordinator
Environmental Studies Program
University of Oregon
Phone: 541-346-5777
Email: kathy@uoregon.edu

Kathy is an adjunct faculty researcher in the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program, where she coordinates the Tribal Climate Change Project, a collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Kathy has a Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Haiti from 1996 to 1999.  She lives in Eugene, Oregon and is mother to two lovely little girls.
http://envs.uoregon.edu/news/featured/featured-faculty-kathy-lynn/

USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Contact:
Linda E. Kruger, Ph.D. Research Social Scientist
PNW Research Station, US Forest Service
Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab
11305 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801-8626
email: lkruger@fs.fed.us
(907) 586-7814 (office)

Current Student Researchers:

Carson Viles, Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program and the Clark Honors College. Carson is a fifth-year Environmental Studies student at the University of Oregon, as well as a student in the Robert D. Clark Honors College. He is an active member of the native community in Eugene. His involvement in the Tribal Climate Change Project stems from a desire to advocate for indigenous peoples and out of concern of the effects of climate change in the Pacific Northwest.

Kirsten Vinyeta, Graduate Student, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program. Kirsten is a second-year Environmental Studies masters student at the University of Oregon. In her graduate research, she hopes to merge her passion for the use of imagery as an environmental activism tool with her efforts to improve environmental justice for indigenous communities.

Amanda Rogerson, University of Oregon School of Law. Amanda is in her second year at the University of Oregon School of Law. She grew up on the far northern California coast and received her B.A. in Politics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. After college, Amanda worked for several nonprofits and completed a M.A. in Global Politics and Intercultural Studies. Amanda is now combining her interest in environmental and cultural rights by studying natural resource law and American Indian law at the University of Oregon School of Law. As a research assistant for the  Tribal Climate Change Project, Amanda is examining how Northwest tribes can best legally protect the fisheries upon which their treaty fishing rights depend.

Past Student Research Assistants and Interns

  • Jade Martinez, Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program (2012 – 2013)
  • Mahala Ray, Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program (2011 – 2012)
  • Natasha Steinmann, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program (2011 – 2012)
  • Yochanan Zakai, Law Student, University of Oregon School of Law (2011)
  • Raj Vable, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program (2010-2011)
  • Siena Lopez-Johnston, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program (2010-2011)
  • Katie MacKendrick, Graduate Research Fellow, University of Oregon, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (2009-2010)
  • Kevin Belanger, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program (2009)
  • Hannah Satein, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (2009)

University of Oregon links

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