Dr. Kimiko Barrett
Dr. Kimiko Barrett is the lead wildfire research and policy analyst at Headwaters Economics, a nonpartisan independent research organization based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also the program director for Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire, working with more than 80 communities across the country to devise community-driven solutions to reduce wildfire risk and increase community resiliency. Dr. Barrett was recently selected as member of the federal Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, providing key federal policy recommendations to better address wildfire impacts and risk reduction strategies. In partnering with institutions, community leaders, local government, and other subject matter experts, she has led research of national significance on topical issues such as the true cost of wildfires, constructing wildfire-resistant homes, building codes and land use planning, and measuring wildfire impacts through structure loss.