PhD and MA in International Environmental Politics from the University of Maryland College Park, and a BA in Government and Environmental Studies from Colby College. She is currently the Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, and a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University, in the Departments of Development Sociology and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. As a social scientist, her work focuses on the interaction between social, environmental, and agricultural systems. Dr. Chatrchyan facilitates interdisciplinary research and extension teams, assesses stakeholder beliefs and actions on climate change, and climate change policies and institutions, and helps develop resources and tools for sustainable agriculture and climate change adaptation and mitigation. She previously worked for the Cornell University Extension System, the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, France, and the Environmental Policy Center in Washington, DC.