Wilson Center Experts

Elizabeth Tyson

New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
Science and Technology Innovation Program

Contact Information:
T 202/691-4321 // F 202/691-4001
Expertise:
Science and Technology
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Crowdsourcing
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Social Media

Elizabeth is a New Projects/Technology Scout for the Commons Lab in the Science and Technology Innovation Program.  For her thesis work, she partnered with Google.org to pilot the use of mobile phones for community-based natural resource monitoring on coffee farms buffering El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra Madre, Chiapas, Mexico.  She is interested in how citizen science, crowdsourcing, design and technology can further civic participation and stakeholder collaboration for environmental conservation and international development.  Elizabeth has a dual-degree M.S. in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico, and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Environmental Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.

For more information on her thesis work please visit this page: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cltl-home/507-synergistic-projects-cohort-1/monitoring-eltriunfo/558-monitoring-eltriunfo.

Other research interests include: ICT4D, Human-Centered Design, User Experience, Natural Resrouce Management, Geographic Information Systems, Social Media and Big Data Visualization.

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