Meredith Gore is a Ph.D. candidate with the Human Dimensions Research Unit in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. Meredith earned a M.A. in environmental policy from George Washington University and a B.A. in anthropology and environmental studies from Brandeis University. Her current research focuses on human-black bear interactions, human dimensions of wildlife conservation and management, evaluating efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflict and wildlife-related risk communication.