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)

Project Staff:

Carson Viles, Researcher. Carson is a recent graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon and 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, Researcher. Kirsten completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon in December 2013. Through her  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.

Current Students

Austin Macy, Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program. Austin is currently enrolled in the Undergraduate Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon. Through research with the Tribal Climate Project, he hopes to pursue his interests in environmental sustainability and accountability to preserve the diverse cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

Jerome Viles, Graduate Student, University of Oregon Non Profit Management Program, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management. Jerome holds a B.A. from the UO in linguistics and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Nonprofit Administration with the goal of working in Native land trusts in Southwestern Oregon. His interest in the the Tribal Climate Change project comes from his commitment to support Indigenous peoples in their rights to self-determination and traditional ways.

Past Student Research Assistants and Interns

  • Amanda Rogerson, University of Oregon School of Law (2012 – 2014)
  • 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)
  • Teresa Jacobs, University of Oregon School of Law (2011)
  • Santi Alston, University of Oregon School of Law (2011)
  • 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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