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 a faculty researcher in the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program, where she coordinates the Tribal Climate Change Project, a collaborative project at the University of Oregon with support from the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. 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 girls.
http://envs.uoregon.edu/news/featured/featured-faculty-kathy-lynn/

Project Staff and Student Researchers:

Aja Conrad, Graduate Student Research Assistant. Graduate Student, Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon (2016 – Present). Aja is a Karuk tribal member and a first year Master’s student in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon. She has earned a M.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley and continues to honor this achievement by serving tribal communities through protecting vital resources—Indigenous youth being among the most important.

Miakah Nix, Student Research Assistant. Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon Ethnic Studies Program. (2016 – Present). Miakah Nix is Haida and Tsimshian. She is in her last year of her Undergrad in Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at the University of Oregon. Her work and interests include seeking out opportunities to foster transnational Indigenous networks, revalorizing the biodiversity and multiculturalism of Native country, as well as reclaiming the power of native voice and testimony to inspire healing and cultural reclamation.

Haley Case-Scott, Student Research Assistant, ATNI Climate Change Intern. Undergraduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon. (2017-Present). Haley Case-Scott is a Siletz Tribal member and a descendent of the Klamath Tribes, Yurok Tribes, and Sokaogon band of Chippewa. She is in her last year of undergraduate studies in Political Science and Native American Studies. She is interested in decolonizing methodologies and supporting tribal governments and communities in asserting their sovereignty through tribal led policy and legislation.

Partner Contacts:

USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Linda E. Kruger, Ph.D. Research Social Scientist
PNW Research Station, US Forest Service, Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab
email: lkruger@fs.fed.us
https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
Don Sampson, Climate Change Coordinator
email: Don@Seventhgenerationllc.com
http://www.atnitribes.org/

Bureau of Indian Affairs Climate Change Program – Northwest Region
David Redhorse
email: David.Redhorse@bia.gov
https://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/climatechange/ 

North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Mary Mahaffy, Climate Science Coordinator
http://www.northpacificlcc.org/

Past Student Research Assistants and Interns:

  • Carson Viles, Undergraduate Researcher, University of Oregon (2011 – 2016)
  • Kathryn Norton-Smith, Graduate Research Fellow (2015-2016)
  • Kirsten Vinyeta, Graduate Research Fellow, Environmental Studies (2011 – 2015)
  • Jerome Viles, Graduate Student, University of Oregon Non Profit Management Program, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (2014)
  • 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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