Danya is a doctoral candidate in Environmental Policy and Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her research focuses on collaborative, adaptive environmental governance and consensus-based decision making in the context of science intensive environmental disputes. A 2007 US Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, Danya holds an MS in Environmental Management from the University of Auckland and a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Economics from Oregon State University. As a professional science writer, researcher, and outreach specialist, she has worked with a broad range of organizations, including the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, the Small Planet Institute, and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. Danya is also a 2014 Global Fellow and will be attending the 2014 Global Fellowship at the Imperial College London.