Rebecca researches historic and current wildfire protection and prevention policies in California and their potential impacts on future wildfires in the state. She examines how federal, state, and local governments in California prepare for, respond to, and recover from wildfires.
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.