School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Safari Fang

    Safari Fang

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSafari is interested in the intersection of the ocean, global food systems, and human behavior—especially in how aquaculturists and fishers in developing countries make decisions related to natural resources. In particular, she is studying small-scale aquaculture and fisheries and how policy, markets, social learning networks, and climate change affect their sustainable development. Do aquaculture and fisheries contribute to food security in developing countries? How do environmental and policy changes affect the mental models of aquaculturists and fishers? How can policy, markets, and philanthropy support sustainable aquaculture and fisheries and ensure the livelihoods of the people involved in them?

  • Jill Grey Ferguson

    Jill Grey Ferguson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioJill Grey Ferguson is pursuing a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. Jill is also the co-founder of LibertyHomes, a nonprofit dedicated to scaling inclusive utility investment systems with robust consumer protections that make home energy upgrades accessible to all people without credit checks, upfront cost, or debt. Prior to starting LibertyHomes, Jill was a Truman-Albright Fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy where she led the Rural Research Initiative. She has worked at the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as a solar technology fellow and as a photovoltaic cell researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jill earned a bachelor of science in material science engineering from the University of Virginia.