Chelsea Kuiper

Chelsea is Adara’s Graduate Intern

Chelsea was born and raised in northern California and currently resides in Missoula, Montana, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health at the University of Montana.

Chelsea has felt honored to be a member of Adara’s Best Practice and Innovation team since 2020, researching cutting-edge strategies to support and advance Adara’s programming and mission.

Her passion is engaging in research and global health projects that promote planetary health. This emerging discipline is based on the idea that safeguarding human well-being and advancing global health equity requires supporting solutions that maintain the health of human and ecological systems on which communities depend.

Chelsea holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Anthropology and has a diverse work history that reflects her passion for creative, interdisciplinary solutions that support planetary health, including working as a park ranger at national parks in the United States, engaging in qualitative anthropological research in the Southwestern United States and Central America, and working as a program coordinator at a community health center in Arizona.

In her free time, Chelsea enjoys going on wilderness trips with friends and volunteering for local projects aimed at protecting human health against the impacts of climate change in Montana.