Phoenix Mourning-Star

I am focusing on the potential human, environmental and policy impacts of bioenergy sources in developing countries with Ken Reardon. I completed my bachelorâ??s degree in Mathematics at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. I currently hold three Masterâ??s degrees; one in Biostatistics from the University of Vermont, one from Duke University in Environmental Epidemiology, and a Masters of Law in International Environmental and Human Rights Law at the University of Auckland. While in New Zealand, I worked for the U.S. Embassyâ??s Political and Economic Affairs Section where I provided scientific and political support on greenhouse gas emission trading schemes being developed across the Pacific region. In 2010, I was awarded a position as a MAS-Bioenergy Scholar through the National Science Foundationâ??s Flagship IGERT research fellowship/traineeship.