Dr. Jacquelyn Chase graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Latin American Studies; the Federal University of Minas Gerais with an M.A. in Economics; the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Ph.D. in Urban Planning. With previous support from IIE and Fulbright Hays, Dr. Chase worked on Brazil’s rural-urban transition and on fertility decline among working class women. She taught for 22 years at the Geography and Planning Department at California State University, Chico before retiring in spring 2022. While at Chico State, Dr. Chase developed research on topics related to wildfire in California’s wildland-urban interface, and she has been closely following the recovery from the devastating Camp Fire of 2018.


US Scholar Program – All Disciplines Award

Position, Home Institution: Professor Emerita, California State University-Chico, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Planning

Field of Study: Geography – Geography, Western Europe & Canada

Project Title: “Rural Revitalization and Thriving with Fire in Portugal”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade de Lisboa, School of Agriculture, Forest Research Center, Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in September 2023