Calli VanderWilde is an environmental social scientist who uses mixed-methods that draw from economic geography, industrial ecology, political ecology and land change science to study supply chain sustainability issues. She is a Pacific Northwest native who completed her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science and Spanish at the University of Portland. She then earned her Masters at SEAS in Sustainable Systems while contributing to research projects on energy access in the Democratic Republic of Congo and water resource availability in Costa Rica. In her free time Calli loves exploring the Ann Arbor running trails or paddle boarding on the Huron -- always with her dog River in tow.
Education: MS, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan (2018)
BS, Environmental Science, University of Portland (2016)
BA, Spanish, University of Portland (2016)
Calli's dissertation draws on approaches from economic geography, industrial ecology, political ecology and land change science to investigate how the Guatemala-Mexico-U.S. palm oil supply chain is linked to deforestation. She focuses on how initiatives like the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (re)shape commodity flows, attendant land use change, and commodity fetishism.