Michaela Barnett is a Ph.D. fellow in the Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative at the University of Virginia and an editor at the Behavioral Scientist. She researches waste behaviors—why so much of it is generated and the perceptions and politics surrounding its management. Previously, she worked in university recycling and as an outdoor educator abroad. Michaela has a B.S. from Furman University, where she studied sustainability science and Spanish.
Michaela also writes about waste, sustainability, and behavioral science for popular audiences. Her writing has appeared in Gizmodo’s Earther, MIT Sloan Management Review, Behavioral Scientist, Alluvian, and others.