Lisa McDevitt was a member of the CU Boulder Sociology department from 2016 through 2019. Her research focused on hazards and disasters, as well as on the production and communication of scientific knowledge pertaining to environmental controversies. During her time at CU, Lisa received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study the social implications of oil and gas development in Colorado, particularly as they relate to schoolchildren. She received her undergraduate degree in geology and sustainability studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Lisa opted to leave CU following the completion of her master’s degree, and is now pursuing a career in landscape reclamation and restoration.