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Wendy Miles

Research Fellow & Program Manager

Dr. Wendy Miles has over 15 years of experience spanning the socio-economic, political, and ecological dimensions of environmental stewardship. She is a Research Fellow at the East-West Center ( in Honolulu, and program manager for Pacific RISA ( In the past she served as the Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives Manager for the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (, and a Community Resilience Planner contracted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Her PhD dissertation investigated the socio-economic and environmental ramifications of international forest carbon-offsetting programs in Indonesia. Her present work explores the human dimensions of environmental change and how public programs can be improved to support people through such change.