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About Rebecca L. Som Castellano


Rebecca L. Som Castellano is Professor of Sociology and Interim-Director of Human-Environment Systems in the School of the Environment at Boise State University. A rural sociologist by training, her current work focuses on 1) experiences with and perceptions related to pesticide use and exposure among Latina farmworkers in Southern Idaho, 2) understanding challenges to sustainability for farmers from refugee backgrounds in the Boise community, and 3) land use change, including concern with the development of agricultural land and sagebrush steppe in Idaho. Her work is funded by USDA AFRI, the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH), the Boise State University Grand Challenges initiative, and the NSF EPSCoR program.