Dr. Theresa Jedd is an association with the National Drought Mitigation Center. Her educational background is in environmental politics with a focus on international relations. She has expertise in how informal governance arrangements can become important features of conservation in the absence of an overarching treaty, and how social networks impact conservation and environmental protection. Theresa also worked on Colorado’s climate vulnerability study, and is currently researching potential impacts that drought will have on recreation and tourism in the Western United States.