PERC is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 “William S. Broadbent Family Graduate Fellow Award,” Brenna Jungers. This award is made possible by the generosity of the William S. Broadbent Family Endowment, which recognizes excellence within PERC’s Graduate Fellowship Program.
Brenna was a PERC graduate fellow during the 2022 season. She is a Ph.D. candidate in sustainability at Arizona State University, where her research focuses on recreational commons and their governance. Specifically, Brenna’s work centers on the importance of understanding recreational commons as complex adaptive social-ecological systems when designing policy for their governance.
“The support, encouragement, and feedback I received at PERC was unmatched. There is no way my paper would have turned out half so well had I not been a fellow this past summer.”
Brenna’s research paper, “Money can’t buy me fish: Lessons from an incentivized harvest program,” evaluates the effectiveness of a National Park Service program that was designed to increase recreational angler harvest of brown trout. The program targeted the Lees Ferry recreational trout fishery in the tail waters of the Glen Canyon Dam. Her paper is currently being submitted to academic journals for publication.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gaming, hiking, and powerlifting with her husband and friends.