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Liza Khmara is a PhD candidate at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami. Building on her interdisciplinary background in Geography, Public Policy, and Economics, Liza’s dissertation research focuses on identifying governance and policy synergies for biodiversity conservation and human development. She explores these intersections through a systems-based approach to identify sustainable development policies that are relevant to various scales.

Liza is the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) 2020-2022 Next Generation Public Policy fellow. She also works with a conservation NGO on ecosystem service evaluations and policy analysis and teaches global economics in the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami.

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