Wilson Center Experts

Elizabeth Tyson

New Projects Manager/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
Science and Technology Innovation Program

Contact Information:
T 202/691-4321 // F 202/691-4001
Expertise:
Environment
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Biodiversity
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Forests
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Food and Agriculture
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International Development
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Science and Technology
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Crowdsourcing
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Mexico

Elizabeth is a New Projects Manager/Researcher for the Commons Lab in the Science and Technology Innovation Program.  She scouts and maintains new collaborations for the Commons Lab and conducts research and reviews publications for citizen science and crowdsourcing initiatives. 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 (for more information on this research please click here).  She is interested in how citizen science, crowdsourcing, design and technology can further civic participation, public understanding of science 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.

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

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