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Rachel Swanwick

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
M.S. Student
University of Vermont

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the socio-ecological dimensions of forest management and adaptation.  I am interested in urban and rural forest managers’ response to climate change in the Northeastern US and their perceptions of adaptive management strategies.  Much of my work will focus on integrating feedback and insights from local foresters to inform proposed management strategies and research goals.


B.A.: Environmental Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2015
B.A.: International and Global Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 2015


Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab


Environmental Science Research Associate, The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, 2020-2021
Scientific Program Analyst, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2018-2019
U.S Forest Service Ranger/Naturalist, White River National Forest, 2017-2018
Environmental Educator, Nature’s Classroom, 2016