Rebeca de Buen Kalman

Research Scientist Engineer
I am an environmental policy and sustainability professional with broad experience in the non-profit, private, and academic sectors. While I am focused on environmental issues, I am most interested in their intersection with human well-being, equity, and health. I have worked on projects across many areas including urban mobility, water policy, ocean governance, corporate sustainability, and climate policy. I also have extensive international experience having grown up in Mexico and lived in the United States, Spain, and the UK. I find almost everything interesting and I am always trying to learn new things and develop skills through which to analyze and solve problems. I am good at building relationships within the workplace and with clients and stakeholders.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow for Ocean Nexus at UW Earthlab focusing on bringing an equity lens to applied policy analysis for ocean governance. My recent academic research focused on non-motorized mobility, where I explored questions of civil society led advocacy, policy adoption, institutionalization, implementation, and effectiveness. My work draws from various disciplines including public policy, geography, public health, engineering, urban planning, and public management. I also use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods which leverage diverse data sources including open source and crowdsourced transportation data on infrastructure and travel, administrative data, policy documents, and interview data.

I completed my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2021. Before joining the PhD program, I worked as a corporate social responsibility analyst at KPMG Madrid and as a Program Associate at the Latin America Regional Climate Initiative sponsored by the ClimateWorks Foundation.

PhD in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2021
M.S. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2018
M.S. in Water Science, Policy and Management, University of Oxford, 2008
B.S. in Physics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2007
Climate Policy
Sustainable Development
Ocean Governance

Ann Bostrom

Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy
PAR 340A
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Alison C. Cullen

Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Environmental Policy
PAR 240H
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Bike-share systems: Determinants of use and system outcomes

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