Terin Mayer
PhD Student
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Faculty Advisor
Areas of Expertise
Science, Technology and Environmental Policy with a Graduate Major in Applied Economics


    Terin Mayer is a PhD student and emerging water governance scholar at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where his research focuses on the intersection of local government finance, natural resources, and climate change. Terin has provided project management support to the Climate Impact Lab, a multi-University research collaborative working to update the Social Cost of Carbon. As a member of Dr. Bonnie Keeler’s research lab, he provides GIS and climate data analysis for research funded through the Legislative Citizen Commission for Minnesota Resources. Terin earned his Masters in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, and before graduate school, worked with progressive community-based nonprofits and labor unions in Minnesota to build organizational strength and leverage grassroots engagement into winning issue and electoral campaigns. Terin received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Carleton College. He spent ten years of his childhood in Bolivia, Spain, and Chile with his sister and parents, an elementary school educator and a US Air Force officer.


    Master of Public Policy (Goldman School of Public Policy, 2018)

    BA (Carleton College, 2008)