Degree(s) Held:Kristin Smith

BA Film & Media Culture Studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

MS Community Development & Applied Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Degree Sought:

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences - Geography

Title of Research Project:

It’s a Trap! Opportunities & Resilience Traps at the Energy-Agriculture Nexus in the Bakken Shale Play of Montana and North Dakota.


Julia Haggerty

Email Address:

[email protected]

Research/Professional Experience:

Graduate Research Assistant, Resources & Communities Research Group, Montana State University: 2016 – 2018 

Lead Instructor, ECO 2030 Microeconomics, Community College of Vermont, St. Albans: Fall 2017

Interim Program Director, Rutland Area Farm & Food Link: 2016 (Previously, Communications Coordinator, 2011 – 2012)

Communication & Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Integration, Middlebury College: 2015

Graduate Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant, University of Vermont, 2012 – 2014

Freelance Journalist, Rutland Herald, Vermont: 2012 – 2015

Communications Coordinator, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, Vermont: 2008 – 2010

Community Service:

Green Mountain Club, Publications Committee Volunteer Member: 2014 – present

General Breed Fund for Vermont Summer Camps, Board Member: 2014 – present

Montana State University Graduate Council, Graduate Student Representative: 2016 – 2017

American Association of Geographers, Graduate Student Affinity Group, Treasurer: 2016 – 2017

Vermont Public Radio, Community Forum Member & Steering Committee Member: 2012 – 2015


USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship, 2018 – 2020: $89,615

Graduate Student Research Award, Center for Western Lands & Peoples, Montana State University, 2018: $1,500

Marathon Oil Scholarship, Montana State University, 2018: $1,600

Vecta Oil Scholarship, Montana State University, 2018: $1,180

Graduate Student Research Award, Center for Western Lands & Peoples, Montana State University, 2017: $1,500

Marathon Oil Scholarship & Vecta Oil Graduate Award, Montana State University, 2017: $2,700

Graduate College Fellow, University of Vermont, 2012 – 2014

Certificate in Ecological Economics, Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont, 2014



Smith, Kristin K. and Julia H. Haggerty. 2018. "Devolved Governance & Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs: An Example from the Bakken." In Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, edited by Kathy Brasier, Matthew Cotton,and John Whitton. London: Routledge.

Haggerty, Julia H., Adrianne C. Kroepsch, Kathryn Bills Walsh, Kristin K. Smith, and David W. Bowen. 2018. "Geographies of Impact and the Impacts of Geography: Unconventional Oil and Gas in the American West." The Extractive Industries and Society.

Haggerty, Julia H., Kristin K. Smith, Tara Mastel, Judy Lapan, and Paul Lachapelle. 2017. “Assessing, Monitoring and Addressing Boomtown Impacts in the US: Evaluating an Existing Public Health Model.” Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. 36(1): 115-127.

Haggerty, Julia H., Kristin K. Smith, Jason Weigle, Timothy W. Kelsey, Kathryn B. Walsh, Roger Coupal, David Kay, and Paul Lachaeplle. In review. “Tradeoffs, Balancing, and Adaptation in the Agriculture-Oil and Gas Nexus: Insights from Farmers and Ranchers in the United States.”