Editorial Team

Content on AgClimate.net comes from a variety of contributors, and is organized by an editorial team who also provides content. You can contact us at info@agclimate.net.

ChristensenJanelle Christensen is an ORISE Climate Change Communications Fellow with the USDA Northwest Climate Hub. She believes that communication is crucial to creating tangible change and is always seeking ways to better communicate science and data.


Mario de Haro-Martí is an Extension Educator for the University of Idaho. He works helping Idaho producers to manage and reduce the environmental impact of their livestock and farming operations while increasing their productivity, sustainability, and workforce education


Doug Finkelnburg is a University of Idaho Extension Educator whose focus is cereal cropping systems in dryland agriculture. He has worked as a lead research technician with University of Idaho’s Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain-Legume Variety Testing and the Northern Idaho Soft White Winter Wheat Breeding programs. He received B.S and M.S. degrees in Environmental Science from the UI.


hallSonia A. Hall is a Sustainable Systems Analyst at WSU, helping research teams discuss their projects with producers, legislators, agencies, and agricultural professionals. This discourse uses many mechanisms, including written products, webinars, blogs posts, and field days.


Morgan Lawrence is an ORISE climate change communications fellow for the Northwest Climate Hub. Her work centers around making climate change-specific scientific information accessible for resource managers, producers, and the public interested in the intersection of climate change and forestry, rangelands, and agriculture.


Katie Wollstein is the Rangeland Fire Specialist with Oregon State University Extension Fire Program. Her research and outreach aims to assist ranchers, agencies, and other stakeholders in leveraging their knowledge and capacities to create or maintain fire resilience in rangeland settings with multiple landownerships and resource uses.


Georgine Yorgey is Associate Director at CSANR. She leads the Center’s efforts relating to recovery of organic wastes, co-leads efforts relating to climate change and agriculture, and contributes to Center-wide efforts relating to soil health and water for agriculture.


Karie Boone is a social scientist that works with research teams and collaborators to carry out and integrate research, extension, and communication relating to sustainable agriculture and resource governance. She works with CSANR to make climate change research outcomes accessible to broader audiences.

Previous members of the Editorial Team

Karen Hills was a Research Associate at WSU, working on projects related to soil health, resource recovery and climate change in agriculture. She enjoyed putting her background in crop and soil science to use in translating complex topics into understandable language.


Paris Edwards was an ORISE postdoctoral Fellow with the Northwest Climate Hub where she focused on science communication. Her work sought to improve the reach and accessibility of science, tools, and climate change adaptation information that’s relevant to agriculture, rangelands, and forestry in the Northwest.


Laurie Houston was a Senior Faculty Research Assistant in the Applied Economics Department at Oregon State University.  She focused on climate change as it relates to agriculture and natural resources. In addition, she supported research related to climate smart agriculture and the development of climate change learning modules. In 2018 and 2019, she also worked with the USDA Northwest Climate Hub to share information from Hub-funded projects through AgClimate.net.


Gabrielle Roesch-McNally was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Northwest Climate Hub where she focused on developing climate resources for natural resource managers. She also conducted applied research on the human dimensions of climate change with a focus on farmer decision making and agricultural adaptation.


saariBrooke Saari was an Extension Coordinator at WSU.  She supported small farms extension, coordinated grant proposals, and planned outreach events. She earned her M.S. in Environmental Science, and worked in natural resource education for 7 years.


Chris Schnepf served as Area Extension Educator in Forestry with the University of Idaho. Schnepf provided a variety of  extension programming on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers, and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.


zimmermanTara Zimmerman was an Associate in Research at CSANR focused on technology and ways to engage audiences with CSANR research. She also managed the proposal review and reporting processes for several Center-based grant programs.