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Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

GABRIELLE WONG-PARODI is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth System Science and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist, theoretically grounded in psychology and decision science, who seeks to understand (1) how people make decisions to address the impacts of climate change, and (2) how robust interventions can empower them to make decisions that serve their lives, communities, and society. Her work focuses on frontline communities who experience the "first and worst" of climate change. Dr. Wong-Parodi applies multiple convergent methods -- interviews, surveys, experiments, prospective longitudinal designs, ecological momentary assessments, and remote and personal sensing. When working with frontline communities, she pursues a community-based approach where research is a true collaborative enterprise between researchers and communities. She has worked on a range of topics related to climate change including energy, adaptation, mitigation, emerging technologies, conservation, health, and sustainability in the U.S., China, and Costa Rica. Currently she is serving as a member of the American Psychological Association's Climate Change Task Force, the National Academies advisory board to the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program, and the National Science Foundation's Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Science Plan. Dr. Wong-Parodi received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California - Berkeley.
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