School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

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  • Matthew Reinhold

    Matthew Reinhold

    Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPlanetary habitability, specifically looking into the effects of tidal heating as both a source of energy to maintain habitable climates, and as a means of keeping small, terrestrial worlds warm, and thus geologically active for long periods of time. In addition, I am interested in the physical, geological and chemical processes on exotic worlds, like Saturn's moon Titan. How do the climates of such worlds evolve, and what kinds of geologic features would they produce on the landscape?

  • Anjana Richards

    Anjana Richards

    Director of Transition Planning and Implementation, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

    BioAnjana is the Director of Transition Planning and Implementation for Stanford’s new school focused on climate and sustainability. She serves as core programmatic staff for the complex charge of the new school creation and transition, working in close collaboration with faculty leadership and senior administration on all elements of the transition.

    Anjana joined Stanford in 2014. Prior to her current role, Anjana served as Associate Director for Program Strategy for the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and ran E-IPER’s joint MS degree programs. Prior to joining Stanford, she spent ten years driving environmental improvements within manufacturing and research practices, and creating sustainability strategies for large corporate clients. She also worked for five years in community college education, leading multi-stakeholder teams to build clean energy, environmental science, and sustainable campus initiatives, and deliver social innovation programs that served a diversity of communities.

    Anjana brings a sustainability mindset and a practitioner’s lens to her roles in higher education administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Anjana enjoys being an active parent and avid traveler to friends, family, and forests near and far.

  • Samantha Ritzer

    Samantha Ritzer

    Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences
    Masters Student in Geological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPh.D. student interested in biogeochemical cycles and how their signals can be used as proxies in the rock record. I'm especially interested in the effects that changing redox conditions have on the geochemistry of black shales and the implications for natural gas production.

  • Trent Robinett

    Trent Robinett

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    BioTrent is first year Ph.D. student working with Prof. Alexandra Konings in the Earth System Science department. He is interested in using remote sensing data to better understand the role of plant water hydraulics in determining terrestrial vegetation's response to climate change. Trent graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2021 with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Catholic Social Tradition.

  • Burke E. Robinson

    Burke E. Robinson

    Lecturer, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

    BioBurke Robinson has been an adjunct faculty member at Stanford for more than 20 years. He teaches a graduate course each spring, The Art and Science of Decision Making, in the Sustainability Science and Practice Program, School of Sustainability.

    When we make high-quality decisions, we improve the probability of outcomes we want. By combining the art of qualitative framing and structuring with the science of quantitative modeling and analysis, we then have pragmatic ways to: collaborate with stakeholders, identify relevant issues, craft an inspirational vision, develop creative and viable alternatives, assess unbiased probabilistic information, clarify tangible and intangible preferences, build appropriate risk/reward models, evaluate decisions across a broad range of uncertain scenarios, analyze key sensitivities, appraise further information, and ensure commitment to implementation plans.

    Common-sense rules and decision-making tools provide the essential focus, discipline, and passion we need for clarity of action on significant decisions – from personal choices to organizational decisions about business strategies or public policies. Decision case studies highlight insights about energy economics, mine remediation, ocean resource preservation, bison brucellosis mitigation, nuclear waste storage, hurricane seeding, electric power production, environmental risk management, litigation risk, R&D innovations, venture capital investments, and oil & gas options trading.

    Our normative approach prescribes how decisions should be made from a logical basis of deliberative reasoning when we face a dynamic, complex, and uncertain future world. Lectures include examples of real decisions being made in private and public, business, nonprofit, and government organizations. Group exercises, interactive demonstrations, and "war stories" drawn from decades of decision consulting experience illustrate insights from using state-of-the-art methods of decision analysis.
    Presentations from strategy projects by professional management consultants and skilled practitioners of decision analysis provide a rich resource of both business and public policy applications.

    Burke is also an avid Stanford sports fan and supporter of the many scholar-athletes on campus. As a Decision Coach, he advises and mentors students and others as they make significant life decisions about undergraduate majors, graduate programs, internships, career jobs, entrepreneurial ventures, and professional sports opportunities.

    For more information and his CV, please see his personal website