Amherst College with a B.A. in geology, she has worked in the Boulder, Colorado, Office of Environmental Defense and spent a semester teaching geology to high school sophomores in Zermatt, Switzerland. Prior to that, she interned at the American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Virginia, and worked as a research assistant at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering, where she published a paper on global food and water supply issues.

Amanda M. Roberts was a senior program assistant with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources until August 2006. Before working at the National Academies she interned at the Fund for Peace in Washington, D.C., working on the Human Rights and Business Roundtable. She also worked in Equatorial Guinea, Africa, with the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program. She is a master’s degree student at The Johns Hopkins University in the Environment and Policy program and holds an M.A. in international peace and conflict resolution from Arcadia University, specializing in environmental conflict in sub-Sahara Africa.

Nicholas D. Rogers is a senior program assistant with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council. He received a B.A. in history, with a focus on the history of science and early American history, from Western Connecticut State University in 2004. He began working for the National Academies in 2006 and has primarily supported the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources on earth resource and geographical science issues.

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