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Kat Davis


Position: Sustainability Coordinator
Department: Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability
Phone: (208) 426-3303

Research Areas

  • Community Resilience
  • Science Communication
  • Sustainable Planning and Design

Research Summary

My work on campus focuses on engaging, educating, and empowering students, faculty and staff in sustainable behavior and design to create meaningful change. My research explores ways to overcome climate anxiety to find a sense of efficacy to take action for climate solutions, specifically looking at the opportunity for collaboration, creative visualization or narratives to identify local, tangible innovation for the future. This ties directly into resilience both in the sense of building community as a means of social resilience, as well as engaging individuals in disaster preparedness and designing with climate risks in mind.