Allison E. Baer is a Faculty Assistant at the University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center. She supports research activities and serves as a project manager for various projects with the Environmental Decision Support Science Lab, a lab co-led by Dr. Melissa Kenney and Dr. Michael Gerst. Previously, she worked as a research analyst for a public policy research and consulting firm. She received her B.S. in environmental science in policy and a minor in geographic information science from the University of Maryland, College Park.