Amanda Fencl is a 3rd year PhD student in the UC Davis Geography Graduate Group, a Trainee in the NSF Climate Change, Water and Society IGERT (2013-15), and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2015-18). Her research interests include institutional climate adaptation decision-making under uncertainty, water resource management, and adaptation to extreme events like droughts and floods. She also works part-time at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research on drought and for the Climate Adaptation Initiative at the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment and the Economy.
Formerly: Staff Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute (2007-13), researched vulnerability and adaptation to climate impacts at multiple scales. As a undergrad at Tufts University (2003-07), I worked for the Tufts Climate Initiative and the Office of Sustainability, and researched microfinance and social-ecological systems in southwestern Madagascar.