Desirée is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. Her current research interest aims to develop an understanding of politics in the Anthropocene that critically examines norms of human-nature relations in global governance. More specifically, she seeks to explore the implications of the Anthropocene in transnational politics as well as the influence of scientific knowledge on norms.

Desirée’s past work includes extensive engagement with deliberative democracy in the context of environmental problems. She has worked on both local and global experiments in deliberative democracy and has conducted related research on transnational networks using deliberative democratic practices as a mechanism to influence international environmental negotiations. She has been a project coordinator on a Global Challenges Research Team for the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University (2015-2016), site host manager for World Wide Views on Climate and Energy (2015), and research assistant for World Wide Views on Biodiversity (2012).