WiRē Affiliate Contributors

Current Affiliates

Julia Goolsby

Julia Goolsby

University of Colorado, Boulder – Institute of Behavioral Science

Julia Goolsby is a research associate whose work seeks to address environmental issues by examining them through a social lens. Her research interests include parcel-level wildfire risk mitigation, risk communication, drought planning, transformational ecological change, team science, and the production of actionable science. Julia also works with the WiRē Center to produce Center-level products such as annual reports, as well as data products including presentations, community reports, and 2-page mailers that provide residents with actionable research findings. In addition to her work with WiRē, Julia also does research with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES). Julia holds an MA in environmental communication and a B.S. in Earth Systems, both from Stanford University.

Julia Goolsby

Kelly Wallace

Kelly Wallace is a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science. At WiRē, Kelly focuses on WUI homeowners’ attitudes toward wildfire mitigation and risk. Her main research interests include non-market valuation, outdoor recreation, and the multiple uses of public lands. Prior to working with WiRē, Kelly was an economist at the U.S. Geological Survey. Kelly has an MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics and a BA in Economics, both from Colorado State University.

Former Affiliates

  • Pam Froemke, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Abby McConnell, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Cody Evers, Portland State University
  • Zoe Boiarsky, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Katlyn Blacksten, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Hilary Byerly Flint, MacMillan Private Lands Stewardship Program, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming


  • Hilary Byerly, University of Colorado