Advisory Board Bio

Dr. Mariel Wolfson PhD

Dr. Mariel Wolfson recently completed her PhD in the History of Science at Harvard, where she wrote her dissertation about the history of green and healthy housing in the United States (“The Ecology of a Healthy Home: Energy, Health, and Housing in America, 1960-1985"). While writing her dissertation, Dr. Wolfson was the Meyer Fellow at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), and is currently collaborating with the JCHS on a project exploring healthy-home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners, renters, and contractors. She presented the homeowner portion of this project at the 2014 National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville, TN.  She has also served as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Mariel has long-standing interests in the environment, housing, and health, and is an alumna of the Student Conservation Association, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and the Mountain School in Vershire, Vermont.