Cheney Shreve is a researcher, educator, and consultant with expertise at the nexus of environmental studies, gender, disasters, and development. She holds advanced degrees in environmental sciences (MA, PhD) and has postdoctoral research experience in applied hydrology/remote sensing and disaster sciences. Her earlier research focused on developing new remote sensing and GIS techniques to characterize land cover change dynamics. Engaging in applied remote sensing research on various development projects sparked her interest in the social aspects of environmental projects, especially gender. She is currently a consultant with Gender Etc., an adjunct research faculty with Western Washington University, and a volunteer with the Gender and Disaster Network. In her free time, she enjoys reading and hiking with her husband their dog.