Roberta received her M.S. in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee and her primary interest is how human behavior has shaped the environment, changed animal habitat, and impacted biodiversity over time. Originally from the southwest, she attributes growing up in New Mexico and witnessing disputes over water as the primary factor for her keen interest in water conservation and water quality.
Roberta and her husband, Bruce, reside in Milwaukee. They are avid hikers and backpackers and are active supporters of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. They also enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and fishing at their cabin in the Nicolet National Forest. They have four children and one grandchild.
I’m a conservation voter because for me there is no feeling comparable to the peace and joy that I experience when I am hiking or kayaking. Sometimes our legislators and business leaders need to be reminded that our most important resources are finite. We are at the point where good economic strategy must coincide with good environmental policy, because we will have no economy if we forfeit our environment.