DPhil Geography and the Environment
Rebecca Peters, hailing from San Francisco, California, is passionate about environmental justice, deep ecology, and community building. With the UK-DFID funded REACH Water Security programme, she works closely with government and academics in Bangladesh on the political economy of water pollution. From 2016-2017 she served as a Research Associate and Luce Scholar at the Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC) in Yunnan, China. Previously as a Marshall Scholar her MSc in Development Economics (University of Manchester) focused on water redistribution in South Africa, and her MSc in Water Science (Kings College London) examined state-led water management in China. Rebecca holds a BA in International Development Economics and BSc in Society and Environment with a minor in Global Poverty from the University of California, Berkeley where she was a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, the University Medalist, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a fellow of Berkeley Law Human Rights Center. As a proud member of GTC, she values serving as the Couples and Families Co-Representative to the GCR. She enjoys vegetarian cooking, long distance running, and inventing dance moves with her partner, LT Stephen Honan.