Rachel Lamb is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park where she is pursuing both a Master of Public Policy and Master of Science in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development. She received a B.S. in Environmental Studies, B.A. in International Relations, and Human Needs and Global Resources Program (HNGR) certificate from Wheaton College, IL where she graduated with highest honor. While at Wheaton, Rachel served as the President of A Rocha Wheaton and on the College President’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee as the student representative. As part of her professional development, Rachel worked for numerous agencies and organizations including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, A Rocha Peru in Lima, Peru and the U.S. EPA. While working at the EPA, Rachel developed a Climate Change Adaptation Guide for Native American communities in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Currently, she is working on climate change adaptation research with the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and Environment in Washington DC. Rachel’s professional expertise is finding interdisciplinary strategies to climate change mitigation and adaption, which simultaneously address ecological, economic and sociopolitical concerns. This includes both community-based conservation and national policy development. Her vocational passions also drive her to facilitate dialogue and action on creation care within the Christian community. Rachel’s recreational interests include hiking, backpacking, National Park hopping and traveling to new places. Rachel is a member of the Y.E.C.A. Steering Committee.