Maria Pache de Athayde

PhD Student, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Adam Smith Fellow

Maria Athayde is a PhD student in public policy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research interests include the role of non-state entities in communication and action related to climate change, focusing on environmental nonprofit organizations (ENPOs) and social networking sites to examine discussions surrounding climate change action and communication in digital communities. Maria earned an MPP from American University and a BA in international relations from Mount Holyoke College. She was a Mercatus Center Don Lavoie Fellow during the spring 2021 semester.