School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Ryan OConnor

    Ryan OConnor

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioRyan O'Connor is interested in community-based solutions to challenges in coastal marine conservation and restoration. His work specifically looks at how effectively traditional management practices conserve ecological function in the context of climate change. Leveraging marine policy, dynamical modeling, and marine functional ecology, Ryan's research seeks to paint a complete picture of how to protect reefs for future generations.

    Prior to his work at Stanford, Ryan served as an officer in the US Navy working on international logistics policy and most recently worked as an environmental policy consultant helping to administer the National Flood Insurance Program, responsible for multi-hazard mapping, policy analysis, and legislative affairs efforts in support of disaster and climate resilience across the United States.

    Ryan earned his Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in 2017.

  • Alison Ong

    Alison Ong

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioAlison Ong is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment and Resources. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Energy and Environmental Economics Inc. (E3) in San Francisco and most recently was a Fulbright Scholar in Melbourne, Australia. At Stanford, Alison plans to focus her doctoral research on the distributional effects of energy policy through both an economic and regulatory lens.