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  • BA, Middlebury College, Environmental Studies (Conservation Biology) and Anthropology majors.
  • MA in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, International Environment and Resource Policy, Development Economics and Human Security fields of study

Relevant Work Experience:

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Zurich, Switzerland
  • Research Fellow, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School
  • Teaching Assistant, The Fletcher School
  • Research Fellow, Fundación Cuero y Salado (FUCSA), Honduras
  • Consultant, Grameen Health
  • Research Assistant, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center
  • Naturalist and Camp Director, Marine Environmental Research Institute
  • Intern, Penobscot East Resource Center

Primary Research Interests:

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Water Policy

Relevant Experience:

  • Fieldwork in Ethiopia, Colombia and Peru studying technology transfer for climate change adaptation
  • Fieldwork in Honduras studying flooding, climate change and disaster management
  • Interviews and focus groups in East Boston about sea level rise and adaptation
  • Fieldwork in Ecuador studying coastal resource management
  • Interviews with fishermen in Maine about fisheries management and livelihoods
  • Water quality testing in Casco Bay, Maine
  • Development of a marine science summer camp curriculum

Awards and fellowships:

  • Summer Research Fellowship, Fletcher PhD Program, 2012
  • NSF IGERT Water Diplomacy Fellowship, 2011-13
  • WSSS/TIE Research Fellowship, 2010
  • Sustainable Development Diplomacy and International Program on the Management of Sustainability Fellowship, The Netherlands, 2010
  • Frank C. & Christel Nichols Scholar, The Fletcher School, 2009-2011
  • International Thesis Award, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Middlebury College, 2007


  • Gallagher KS, Grubler A, Kuhl L, Nemet G, Wilson C. 2012. The Energy Technology Innovation System. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 37: 137-62.
  • Karl HA, Scarlett L, Kirshen P, Dell R, Ibrahim H, Kuhl L, Mosher T, Navarro B, Rising M and Towery N.  “Adapting to Changing Climate: Exploring the Role of the Neighborhood” in Restoring Land- Coordinating Science, Politics and Action: Complexities of Climate and Governance. Eds. Karl HA, Scarlett L, Vargas-Moreno JC and Flaxman M. Springer, The Netherlands, 2012
  • Politi MC, Pieterse AH, Truant T, Borkhoff C, Jha V, Kuhl L, Nicolai J, Goss C. Interprofessional education about patient decision support in specialty care. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2011; 25(6): 1469-9567.
  • Kuhl L and Tirrell A. 2011. Reflections on The Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change. IDEAS Journal (International Development, Environment and Sustainability) Issue 7, February 2011.
  • Kuhl L and Sheridan M. Stigmatized property, clams and community in coastal Ecuador. Journal of Ecological Anthropology 2009; 5(1): 17-38.
  • Kuhl L, Ettinger B, Rosen CJ, Col NF. Questioning the accuracy of a recent review of osteoporosis medications. Annals of Internal Medicine 2009; 150: 423-424.