Dr. Monica Paulson Priebe completed her undergraduate work with degrees in Biology and Environmental Science at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. She has her MSES in Environmental Science and an MPA in Public Affairs with a focus on International Environmental Policy from Indiana University. She also received her PhD in Environmental Science from Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her research has focused on human dimensions of forest conservation utilizing interdisciplinary research incorporating remote sensing and land use change, forest ecology and environmental institutional analysis in high-montane cloud forests in Central America. Current research interests include old growth forest use and conservation, forest land use institutions and land cover/land use change.
Monica is currently teaching at Green River Community College, Natural Resources Department, and is a research associate and the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change at Indiana University. Monica is co-founder of Becas Especiales.