Board of Advisors

Marissa Bell, PhD

Social ScientistUnited States Department of EnergyEmail MarissaMarissa's Website

Dr. Marissa Bell is a Social Scientist at the United States Department of Energy. Her research examines public engagement in scientific and technological decision-making and knowledge production. She is particularly interested in how place and context shape the effectiveness of engagement practices in the domain of environmental governance and sustainability. Marissa's current research examines how to facilitate interconnection and mutually beneficial collaboration between academia, policy, and the broader public through Cornell’s extension system. She holds a BA in Geography from King’s College London, and an MA and PhD in Geography from the University at Buffalo, where she studied the implementation of community-engaged nuclear waste siting policy in Canada. 

Term: 2023 - 2025