Rebecca Witinok-Huber, Ph.D.
Environmental Health/Social Scientist
Rebecca Witinok-Huber has a Ph.D. in Water Resources from the University of Idaho (UI). Dr. Witinok-Huber received a National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship for her doctoral studies. As a conservation social scientist Dr. Witinok-Huber brings a unique background in mixed-methods approaches to community-based work. Her experiences and expertise include work with women and water groups in northern Kenya, and collaboration with the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture where she co-developed and led a USAID-funded project that involved investigating gender equity, nutrition, and agricultural extension services for over 600 smallholder Liberian farmers. She has worked as part of interdisciplinary teams in northern Idaho on lead contamination communication networks and on a climate change adaptation project with the Nez Perce Tribe's Water Resources Department. Dr. Witinok-Huber excels in inter and transdisciplinary teams working toward highly localized goals related to social and environmental sustainability and justice. Rooted in social-environmental contexts that highlight place, her work emphasizes place-based connections through spatial analysis and visualization.