MEEP Candidate, CEEP
Elena Rubino is a Master of Energy and Environmental Policy student at CEEP. Her undergraduate degrees in economics and environmental studies from Gettysburg College have led to an interest in wildlife conservation policy. Her thesis research explored the economic, ecological, and social components of invasive axis deer population control in Maui, Hawaii, specifically focusing on resident attitudes towards the new and controversial management method of commercialized harvesting. Elena hopes to continue this interdisciplinary approach to wildlife policy in her future research.