Rachel Murray

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2016-2017
PhD Student, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP
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Rachel Murray is a doctoral student in the Arid Lands Resource Sciences Program. She investigates current stressors on the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty between Pakistan and India.  As a Borlaug Global Food Security Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Rachel received her MS for research on the resiliencies and vulnerabilities of small Farmer-Managed Irrigation Systems in Nepal; her was on women farmers. Rachel also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a BS in Wildlife Ecology and Botany from UW-Madison.  Her research interests include interstate water conflict, climate change adaptation in agro-ecosystems, women and irrigation, and the global water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus. Rachel has worked as a Tribal Attorney, Director at a domestic violence council, ornithologist, water regulations specialist, and of course, cheesemonger.