Le Anh Nguyen Long

Dr. Le Anh Nguyen Long is a post-doctoral scholar at the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior. She earned a Joint PhD in Public Policy and Political Science from Indiana University.

Le Anh investigates how social networks influence the diffusion of local-level hydraulic fracturing policy innovations. Her research interests center on the role that social structure plays in the diffusion of ideas, information, rules, and behaviors relevant to policymaking. She employs network analysis along with a range of quantitative and qualitative methods. Her recent research focuses on three trans-border governance research areas: immigration, climate change adaptation, and local-level hydraulic fracturing policy. Most recent publications include:

"Social Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: How Relationships Shape Municipal Decision Making about High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing" http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psj.12175/abstract

"Does Social Capital affect immigrant political participation? Lessons from a Small-N study of Migrant political participation in Rome" http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12134-015-0434-0

"Institutions, information exchange, and migrant social networks in Rome" http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2015.1077985


Megan Foster

Megan is a second-year doctoral student in the Geography Graduate Group. Her research focuses on collaborative management of U.S. National Parks. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Planning from Sonoma State University and M.S. in Community Development from UC Davis. Megan's master’s work focused on the role of a citizens advisory committee (CAC) in enhancing local community participation in park management decisions at Point Reyes National Seashore. In her dissertation, she plans to conduct several more case studies and surveys of CACs in national park units to further explore factors associated with successful collaborative management. 





Madeline Gottlieb

Madeline is a third year doctoral student in the Graduate Group in Ecology, focusing on human ecology and environmental policy. Before coming to UC Davis she worked at Resources for the Future, a Washington, DC-based think tank, on a multi-faceted project examining public perceptions and regulatory aspects of shale development. Her interests broadly center on human-environment interactions and how social networks shape those interactions, particularly in the context of environmental justice. At UC Davis her research focuses on community impacts of unconventional oil and gas development. She holds a dual degree in environmental studies and economics from Connecticut College. Madeline is an active participant in her community; she was the co-chair of the Ecology Graduate Student Association and she co-founded a new publication to increase the visibility of ecology students' research. She in an avid reader, thinker and adventurer who always looks forward to the next challenge.


Rudy Huezo

Rudy is an applications programmer at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. He received a B.S. in Physics from UC Davis in 2016. His work focuses on the automation of data collection, sorting, analysis, and visualization using the Python language. Additionally, he is a full-stack web developer mainly using the Django and Node.js frameworks. Rudy plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Science but in the meantime enjoys traveling and staying active.



Mackenzie Johnson

Mackenzie is a first-year doctoral student in the Geography Graduate Group.  She has a  B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of the South (Sewanee) and a M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Oregon.  At UC Davis, she'll be returning to her undergraduate roots by applying a combination of natural and social science research to issues related to groundwater management.