School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Francisca Santana

    Francisca Santana

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFrancisca studies how social contexts and interactions influence how individuals and communities respond to environmental change and climate risk.

  • Bianca Santos

    Bianca Santos

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Course Assistant, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

    BioI am a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, where I am interested in developing innovative science-based solutions to mitigate human activities and conserve protected marine species. My current research focuses around threats facing sea turtle populations and applies interdisciplinary methods from the fields of marine science, ocean governance and policy, and environmental decision-making. In addition to my research, I am passionate about science communication and outreach.

    Prior to Stanford, I served as a 2018 National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in NOAA Research’s Office of International Activities and as a fisheries policy intern with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy.

  • William Scott

    William Scott

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioWilliam Scott is a PhD Student and Kimmelman Family Fellow at Stanford University in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). His research focuses on environmental economics, climate change, public policy, and the water-energy food nexus.

    Prior to coming Stanford, William worked at the University of Ottawa's Smart Prosperity Institute (Canada) a research institute focused on improving public policy for environmental and economic outcomes. He also worked with United Nations Environment in the Economy and Trade Branch to support emerging economies seeking to integrate sustainability into their national development strategies. William holds a Masters of Environment (Economics and Policy) from Griffith University and a BA from the University of Western Ontario, where he also played varsity football.

  • Meghan Marjorie Shea

    Meghan Marjorie Shea

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioMeghan is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources, working to advance tools and methods for using environmental DNA (eDNA) to characterize marine biodiversity. Her work, at the intersection of biological oceanography and science & technology studies, seeks to center the human context of eDNA monitoring; she hopes to research both new scientific applications of eDNA as well as how stakeholders--from scientists to the general public--think about and engage with these applications.

    Beyond her research, Meghan is a campus liaison for the Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education (MARINE), co-founder of Stanford Ocean Networking And Research (SONAR), and co-organizer of the Stanford STS Graduate Workshop. She is also committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of environmental scholars. In her free time, Meghan plays steel pan and accumulates house plants.

  • Allison Sherris

    Allison Sherris

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Oral Comm Tutor, Hume Center

    BioAs a PhD candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, I investigate links between exposure to environmental contaminants and health outcomes in early life. My dissertation explore links between drinking water contamination in California's Central Valley and adverse birth outcomes. Another area of research investigates the impact of ambient particulate matter pollution on child respiratory health in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Broadly, I hope to use data science and interdisciplinary, community-engaged methods to understand the cumulative impact of chemical contaminants on communities and public health.

  • Lin Shi

    Lin Shi

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLin studies approaches to evaluating, communicating, and mitigating the life cycle environmental impacts of Information and Communication Technologies products, focusing on supply chains.

  • Gemma Smith

    Gemma Smith

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioGemma Smith researches the governance and politics of international freshwater resources. To this end, her work combines theory and methods from international relations, comparative politics, public policy, environmental governance, and civil and environmental engineering. Her dissertation research aims to contribute to improving the management of transboundary water quality and pollution issues, through better understanding of governance processes and outcomes in North American borderlands. Her methods draw on a variety of social, political, economic and environmental qualitative and quantitative data with the goal of making more robust causal connections between policy decisions and environmental outcomes.

    Prior to joining the E-IPER Ph.D program, Gemma completed her Master’s in International Policy (Environment and Energy track) at Stanford University. She previously worked in international finance in Europe and Asia, having completed her Bachelor’s in English Literature and Spanish at the University of Exeter, UK, in 2013.

  • Briana Swette

    Briana Swette

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBriana studies rural land use change and governance, using methods from geography, ecology, and the social sciences. She is currently investigating how public lands livestock grazing is changing in Idaho's High Divide landscape, and the consequences for communities and ecosystems.

  • Shannon Switzer Swanson

    Shannon Switzer Swanson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsShannon studies artisanal fishing communities in small island nations in South East Asia and Oceania and how they make decisions around their resources, as well as how they are affected by international institutions and markets. These include the global aquarium trade, tourism, and conservation efforts such as marine protected areas. She is also interested in developing new qualitative methods of participatory research using film and photography.