Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Rachel Karasik

Policy Associate, Ecosystem Services Program


Rachel joined the Nicholas Institute as a Policy Associate in January 2019, working for the Ecosystem Services, Oceans and Coastal Policy, and State Policy programs. Prior to joining the Nicholas Institute, she worked for the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nicholas School of the Environment on fisheries economics and management research projects. Rachel received her Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and her Bachelor’s degree from New York University. Her Master’s research focused on seafood access and supply chains across food deserts in North Carolina.