Meche speaks at a workshop in Pucalpa, Peru.

The University of Oregon Graduate School has awarded ELAW Staff Scientist Meche Lu a Public Impact Fellowship.

The Public Impact Fellowship recognizes and supports the work of UO graduate students whose research has the potential to have a significant impact on society.

“All of us at ELAW congratulate Meche, who has worked with ELAW for many years helping people use science to protect communities and the environment,” says Bern Johnson, ELAW Executive Director.

Meche is exploring how contradictory agendas of global conservation, indigenous rights, and oil/gas interests in the Peruvian Amazon are reconfiguring governance and citizenship at the local and regional levels.  Her research will address social, economic and political implications of resource extraction and conservation affecting developing countries today. This research is part of Meche’s PhD studies in the Department of Geography.

Congratulations Meche!

Maggie Keenan
ELAW Communications Director