Dr. Rylie Pelton is a post-doctoral associate with NiSE at the Institute on the Environment and at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Rylie’s research interests focus on applications of life cycle assessment/material footprinting and developing decision support tools to help organizations and institutions integrate environmental metrics into decision/policy-making processes. Rylie’s current work with NiSE focuses on exploring the spatial environmental impacts of agricultural/protein/biofuel supply chains and identifying potential improvement strategies. Rylie is also involved with research in connection to the United Nations Environment Program’s International Resource Panel to link the sustainable management of natural resource use to the achievement of the UN’s sustainable development goals via production, consumption and infrastructure transition strategies. Rylie received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Natural Resources, Science and Management, and minor in Public Health from the University of Minnesota.
A Minnesota native, Rylie spends her free time camping, traveling, and playing with her four fur babies.