Stacia’s focus on society and behavior intersected with the energy industry while completing her Ph.D. in environmental psychology and behavioral economics at the University of Maine. Since then, she’s devoted much of her time to research on renewables and perceptions of emergent technologies. Her multidisciplinary background allows her to work with complex problems by approaching them from different perspectives to find the best solution. Her research explores the impacts of technology and policy to discover options that move us away from reliance on fossil fuels while promoting equity.
nights sleeping outdoors as a wildnerness instructor
summit of Mt. Katahdin
coveted cheesecake recipe baked every year for special occasions
What are the problems you like to solve?
I like to dig into problems that cannot be solved by single discipline or single person. Bringing in different perspectives and types of approaches to work on a problem ensures that the direction truly addresses the complexity of the situation.
Where is your favorite spot in the world?
Anywhere near water with surfable waves or healthy reefs for good diving.
How do you spend your time when you’re not working?
Gradually introducing my son to my adventurous lifestyle. We’ve started with backpacking and short trips to the rock gym. We’ll work up to surfing, outdoor climbing, and diving.