From managing the family farm to serving in the military, from studying wildlife in Kenya to overseeing scientific expeditions to the Arctic, Merav is ready for a new challenge: representing the people of Wyoming in the U.S. Senate.Merav's Story
The greatest threat to Wyoming today is our state's economy's heavy reliance on fossil fuels and the extractive technology they require. As the world transitions to alternative energy sources at a rapid pace, Wyoming risks losing more than half of its revenue.
Between 2015 and 2018, as oil wells and coal mines closed and people were laid off, Wyoming lost fully 1.3% of its population, much of it to out of state migration. Working families leaving Wyoming translates to further economic shrinking and loss of revenue for the state.
As an outdoor enthusiast, I am in love with everything Wyoming has to offer. It’s one of the main reasons I came to teach at the University of Wyoming over 20 years ago. My research projects have taken me to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the state.