Trisha is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School specializing in behavioral science and environmental economics. In her work on how moral frames and time preference affect support for climate change policy, she developed the fundamental concept that underlies weknew.org. She credits her own daughter, Eleanor, and Christina Figueres for the critical inspiration. Prior to coming to the Kennedy School, she earned a Masters of Environmental Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas. Trisha has been studying and analyzing climate change policy for nearly a decade starting with her position as a Research Fellow for the Kansas Energy Council. She also has experience volunteering and organizing for political and environmental campaigns.
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