Ph.D Candidate, CEEP
Mary Schorse has a B.S. in Business Administration and French from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and an M.A. in Education and Human Development/Sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and is currently on study leave from the Trinidad and Tobago-based Tropical Re-Leaf Foundation (TRF) where she held the position of Projects Coordinator. She is a Ph.D candidate at CEEP where her research focuses on sustainable resource use, the growing challenge of climate change and potential of natural resource-based mitigation and adaptation strategies, and the emergence of payment for ecosystem services (PES) mechanisms which attempt to merge the two. As part of the CEEP research team, she co-authored an analysis of successful sustainable utility models and spearheaded a research initiative for the Fujitsu Research Corporation on biodiversity conservation and nature valuation. She has also been an active member of the CEEP graduate student association, serving on the board for two consecutive terms, works with the UD Graduate Student Senate Sustainability Committee and was awarded a UD Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.