Rebecca Gilbert is an Associate at the Consensus Building Institute. She supports CBI clients and senior management through through research, writing, communications, and a growing facilitation and mediation practice. Before joining CBI, Rebecca was the NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). She previously worked as a fisheries researcher in Maine and a field geologist in California.
Rebecca supports the facilitation and mediation of environmental planning and management disputes. She works with private citizens, scientists, NGO staff, and state and federal agency officials to build consensus and further stakeholder engagement in decision-making processes. Rebecca’s primary practice areas include marine resources, Superfund remediation, climate adaptation, energy, and watershed management.
The following is a partial list of clients:
Federal Agencies and Programs
State Agencies and Partnerships
Rebecca has a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Geosciences from Williams College. She is an alumna of Williams-Mystic: the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport.
Rebecca is a volunteer court mediator with the Somerville Mediation Program.
Shumchenia, E., Napoli, N., Field, P., Gilbert, R. (2017). Developing an indicator monitoring and assessment program to support the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan Health Ocean Ecosystem Action 5.