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Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program :: Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

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Drew Zackary

Drew Zackary


Notes from the Field

Drew Zackary is a Phd student in cultural Anthropology at CU Boulder.  He received a M.A. in Anthropology from UC Denver and a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology from Colorado State University. Drew’s current interest is in how climate change, livelihoods, conservation and culture interact at the local level.  His Masters thesis investigated ranching livelihoods outside of Yellowstone National Park after wolf re-introduction. Previously he has used sustainable livelihoods household assessment models to work in teams investigating agriculture in Ecuador. Drew is additionally interested in how human decision making is constrained by climate change and livelihood options are shaped by sociocultural contexts. One important component of applied scholarship is forging alliances across disciplinary boundaries. Currently, Drew is interested in how practitioners from national governments, non-profits and the natural sciences can work with cultural anthropologists on problem centered program design.  

Executive Summary

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