Chris Rothschild

Chris Rothschild is a Senior Research Scientist at TASCHA and a Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Fellow. His work focuses on community information and knowledge systems and how varying approaches to and definitions of data can be incorporated into community and large-scale decision-making. Chris’ Fellowship with the Nippon Foundation is centered on creating culturally appropriate tools and resources for local organizations to build better marine data and inform decisions for managing marine resources and ecosystems. Chris has used participatory practices and qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct research in over 20 countries. In addition to his research, Chris teaches study abroad courses in Tahiti and Ghana on traditional knowledge systems, oral traditions, and field research methods. Chris holds a Master of Public Administration and a Masters of Arts in International Studies, both from the University of Washington.


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