Donna S. Davis is a Ph.D. candidate and Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Environmental Dynamics Program at the University of Arkansas. Her dissertation research focuses on modeling scenarios of human migration from the Marshall Islands due to sea-level rise, and the potential associated impacts on Northwest Arkansas. She has a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology with an emphasis on barriers to accessibility of health care for rural populations, particularly in the United States, Bolivia and Mexico. She is active on the Gaps Task Force, which addresses difficulties faced by the Marshallese community to accessing legal, financial, health and education services in Northwest Arkansas. Upon completion of her dissertation, Donna plans to attend law school. She is interested in protecting the rights of Marshallese and others forced to permanently leave their homelands due to extreme environmental degradation associated with global warming.