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JSIS M.A. student contributes to Center’s research team

Kayla Stevenson, wearing a long maroon coat and winter cap, and jeans, stands in front of a herd of reindeer in a frozen field.
Kayla Stevenson

April 29, 2022

Kayla Stevenson is a graduate student at the UW studying at the School of Marine and Environment Affairs and the Jackson School for International Studies. She received her Bachelor’s in Politics and Government and Environmental Policy and Decision Making from the University of Puget Sound.

Kayla is currently serving as a Research Assistant for the Navigating the New Arctic grant project, “Co-Designing Civic Education for the Circumpolar North.” In her role she is conducting a program review of Arctic civic education curricula.

Her research interests include international relations in the Arctic, and Indigenous climate change adaptation strategies, specifically incorporating Indigenous knowledge systems into policy. Her current project looks at how international policy is related at a localized level in the Inuit territories of Canada.

Additionally, Kayla is a collaborator on the Polar Science on a Human Scale capstone project with the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, focusing on climate adaptation strategies for the city of Kivalina, Alaska.