WiRē Affiliate Contributors

Current Affiliates

Julia Goolsby

Christine Taniguchi

University of Colorado, Boulder – Institute of Behavioral Science

Christine Taniguchi collaborates with the WiRē Center team and its partners to identify and address research communication needs. She develops informative and visually engaging products tailored to a variety of audiences, including research and practice communities. Christine has over 13 years of communications experience in the nonprofit sector, leading the creation and implementation of internal and external communication strategies. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Colorado Denver.

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.

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Grant Webster

Grant Webster is a research assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science. Grant is also an Economics PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. With WiRē, his research focuses on understanding the relationship between homeowners’ wildfire evacuation and mitigation decisions. Additionally, Grant researches topics covering air pollution, international environmental regulations, and climate change. Grant has an MA in Economics from the University of Colorado and a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Syracuse University.

Former Affiliates

  • Katlyn Blacksten, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Zoe Boiarsky, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Cody Evers, Portland State University
  • Pam Froemke, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Julia Goolsby, Department of Communication, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
  • Abby McConnell, University of Denver


  • Hilary Byerly Flint, MacMillan Private Lands Stewardship Program, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming