Mia is interested in how value systems guide the question asked in scientific inquiry and the translation of the results of this research into policy and governance. She is concerned with the tension between the necessity for timely conservation action and the slow dispersal of knowledge from the scientific community into broader society. Mia is a third year undergraduate at UBC studying forest science. She is very excited to be working in the SES research group for the summer. Mia grew up in the Pacific Northwest and thus has a deep understanding of rain and a great appreciation for mountains. Her main passions are looking at trees, eating, and swimming in rivers.