Gabe Schwartzman is Life Quality PhD Candidate and is currently studying climate change and impact on cultures and place and will do pieces of work for SMHA. Schwartzman comes from a background in rural community and economic development. Recently, Schwartzman spent several months as a Fulbright Research Fellow in the Brazilian Amazon, studying sustainable economic development in forest communities. He has spent time working with the Center for Rural Strategies, USDA Rural Development, and was a Gardner Public Service Fellow with the Obama Whitehouse Rural Council in 2015. Originally from the Washington, DC, area, he studied Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, and spent time as a researcher and organizer in West Virginia. Schwartzman is also a contributing author with the Daily Yonder.