Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China

University of Wisconsin-Madison NSF IGERT China Program

Cheryl Geslani


  • B.B.A. Economics and International Business, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.S. Degree student in Natural Resource Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Research Interests

    Natural resource multi-criteria and multi-stakeholder decision-making models, natural resource management using GIS, communicating science through video documentary, environmental and agricultural economics, ecosystem ecology and surfing

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • International project manager for a financial information company, built databases, web sites and software
  • Teaching assistant for graduate level environmental economics and undergraduate applied calculus courses
  • Teach agribusiness class for youth leadership training at Mao Organic Farm in Waianae, HI


  • NSF-EAPSI, Summer 2008
  • UW-Madison NSF-IGERT Associate Award


  • Studied and lived in Italy
  • Traveled in China, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
  • Languages (moderate proficiency): Chinese, Italian, French and Tagalog

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