Lisa Rausch

Associate Researcher – Lead for Brazil Research

Lisa Rausch is a scientist in the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she leads research on drivers of deforestation and the outcomes of zero-deforestation policies in Latin America for the GIbbs Land Use and Environment (GLUE) lab. Lisa received her PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas in 2013, for which she conducted an in-depth analysis of the early phases of implementation of an environmental cadaster and its effects on local identity in a region known for mega-production of soy in the Brazilian Amazon. She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2011, has published research in a wide variety of high-profile journals, and speaks regularly to the media about solutions for the environmental consequences of commodity agriculture in the tropics. In her free time, Lisa enjoys playing the accordion, getting outside, and spending time with family and friends.