M.S. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2014
MPA, University of Washington, 2013
B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Allison Kelly started the Evans School Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management program in 2012. Broadly, she is interested in international environmental policy and development, as well as, natural resource and ecological economics and the valuation of ecosystem services. Her specific research interests include the intersection of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. She is particularly interested in this area as it relates to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation programs. Kelly is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Panama 2009-11), where she worked in community environmental conservation. Prior to her doctoral studies she worked for the California Coastal Commission as a coastal land use analyst and as an environmental planner for a private consulting firm in California. She earned a Bachelor of Science with high honors in Conservation and Resource Studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 2006, where her area of interest was Sustainable Development and Resource Policy.

Current Position: 
Senior Research Analyst, GlobeScan
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Policy
International Development
Dissertation title: 
Improving REDD+ (ReducingEmissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Program
Dissertation Committee Members: 
Alison Cullen (chair)
Robert F. Halvorsen (Economics)
Stanley Tanyi Asah (School of Environmental & Forest Sciences)
Craig W. Thomas
Dissertation URL: 
Major Area Paper (MAP) Title: 
Incorporating the Social-Ecological Systems and Ecosystem Services Frameworks for REDD+ Project/Program Design