Rachel Bouvier is founder of rbouvier consulting, a woman-owned consulting firm specializing in environmental and natural resource economics, climate change, and community economic development. Rachel earned her PhD in Economics from UMASS-Amherst, where she focused on the relationship between economic development and environmental quality. She also holds a Master’s degree in Resource Economics and Community Development from UNH. Rachel is a skilled teacher, facilitator and public speaker, and earned her Envision Sustainable Professional designation from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. She has spoken about the economics of ecosystem valuation on numerous occasions to landscape architecture and engineering firms upon request.