School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Sarah Dawn Saltzer
Managing Director of SCCS, Department of Energy Resources Engineering - Energy Resources Engineering
Current Role at StanfordManaging Director Stanford Center for Carbon Storage
Managing Director Stanford Carbon Initiative
Director of Outreach Education, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
Current Role at StanfordJennifer directs the educational outreach programs in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. These programs include Geokids, an early elementary school field trip to campus, the Earth Sciences High School Internships and teacher professional development opportunities. Jennifer serves as a pre-major advisor as well as provides mentoring to students who are interested in science education careers.
Ricardo Ramon Sanchez Romero
Masters Student in Sustainability Science and Practice
BioRicardo is a senior in the Biosphere track of Earth Systems focusing on Conservation Biology. Throughout his experience at Stanford, Ricardo loved to pursue the practicum classes offered such as Ecology and Natural History of Jasper Ridge, Science of Soils, and Principles and Practices of Sustainable Agriculture. His junior year, Ricardo went to Australia and explored the Coral Reef and Coastal Forest Ecosystems. For the past summers, Ricardo worked in conservation research, NPS for Yosemite, CleanTech start up, and a team project funded by the D.School. This June 2020, Ricardo will be finishing his Undergrad and Master’s degree in Sustainability.
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFrancisca studies social ecological systems of coastal regions, with a focus on current and historical trends in conservation, governance and resource use in the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
Academic Staff - Hourly - CSL, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Research Associate, Research Staff - Other
BioNik Sawe grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, receiving his BS in Biology at Stanford. Nik's two great loves have always been biology and writing, and in high school he published a fiction novel, Wolf Trails, about the trials of a wolf pack reintroduced into the wild. As an undergrad, he worked in the Sapolsky and Zhao labs as a neuroscience researcher, examining intracellular cell signaling pathways that protected against stroke. This paved the way for a career in medical writing, crafting journal papers on new research for doctors and biotech companies. But Nik wanted to return to ecology, and eventually struck upon a potential crossroads between neuroscience and environmental science in the budding field of neuroeconomics.
Through functional MRI, neuroeconomics analyzes the financial decision-making process at the level of discrete brain structures, allowing insights into the way we think about and route information. Nik's research adapts neuroeconomics techniques to assess decision-making in environmental questions.
Mobilizing successful conservation efforts to preserve both local and global resources and ecosystems requires a new way of thinking. Our brains' innate wiring favors short-term rewards over long-term planning, familial and individual concerns over global ones, and hinders our ability to perceive gradual change in our environment. These tendencies confound our ability to evaluate trade-offs between our own personal convenience and the sustainable future of the Earth. Obtaining a clear picture of how we evaluate long-term environmental risks on a neural level is an important step in characterizing how and why we make unsustainable environmental decisions, and can help inform new approaches in environmental economics, policymaking, and education.
At the heart of Nik's research is environmental risk perception and its impact on philanthropy and behavioral changes, and upstream of that, how framing effects, education, and semantics impact our environmental risk perception. This will hopefully yield a clearer view of how media & language influences perception, and ultimately, proactive environmental behavior.
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences
BioI am interested in the evolution of insect morphology and ecology in deep time. I occasionally also study ticks, amphibians, and plants.
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsearly Earth atmosphere; planetary differentiation; rocky exoplanet atmospheric chemistry; planetary interiors; atmosphere-interior exchange on Earth-like planets; planetary habitability; Venus atmospheric evolution; volcanic gases on Io and volatile loss
Sr Res Engineer
BioCéline Scheidt has worked extensively in uncertainty modeling, sensitivity analysis, geostatistics and in the use of distance-based methods in reservoir modeling. She obtained her PhD at Strasbourg University and the IFP (France) in applied mathematics, with a focus on the use of experimental design and geostatistical methods to model response surfaces.
Allegra Hosford Scheirer
Physical Sci Res Scientist
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
Allegra Hosford Scheirer is a research geophysicist at Stanford University, specializing in basin and petroleum system modeling. Her work is centered on the strong belief in the integration of geological, geochemical, and geophysical data in a unified working environment.
She co-teaches courses and co-advises several graduate students with a focus on basin and petroleum system modeling and investigative methods for exploring conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons.
Prior to joining Stanford, Allegra was a member of the Geophysical Unit of Menlo Park and the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she constructed three-dimensional geologic models for use in the resource assessment process. Allegra has led and participated in numerous field programs at sea and in the United States. She is the editor of U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1713 and a past Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research.
Noelle Barbara Schoellkopf
Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
BioNoelle Schoellkopf is Petroleum System Modeling Advisor for Schlumberger SIS and lives in Danville, California. She has lectured regularly at Stanford since 2008, as part of the Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling (BPSM) program in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.
• GEOLSCI 248. The Petroleum System: Investigative method to explore for conventional & unconventional hydrocarbons (Magoon)
• GEOLSCI 255. Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (Peters, Hosford-Scheirer)
• GS 216. In-Depth Topics in Basin & Petroleum System Modeling (Schoellkopf, Scheirer)
• Invited guest lecturer for other courses and workshops (Mukerji, Dutta, NGI..)
• 30+ years of extensive experience with Gulf Oil, Chevron and Schlumberger, in exploration geology, new ventures evaluations, basin and petroleum systems modeling, source rock geochemical analysis and regional evaluations, exploration geologic risk assessment, numerical simulation using PetroMod and other software.
• Expertise in implementation of standard workflows and methods for petroleum systems evaluations and risk assessments.
• Global expertise in numerical modeling of conventional and unconventional resources in various geological settings. Projects in over 50 countries.
• Experienced member of many evaluation teams for exploration bid rounds, farm-out presentations, geologic risk assessments using integrated workflows. Peer reviews of corporate exploration processes, charge-related geologic risk assessments.
• Adjunct lecturer, Stanford University, Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling program. Instructor for Schlumberger SIS, AAPG and NExT.
Noelle has a B.A. degree in geology from Bryn Mawr College and a M.S. in geology from George Washington University.
Assistant Professor of Geophysics and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
BioMy research focuses on advancing the scientific and technical foundations of geophysical ice penetrating radar and its use in observing and understanding the interaction of ice and water in the solar system. I am primarily interested in the subglacial and englacial conditions of rapidly changing ice sheets and their contribution to global sea level rise. However, a growing secondary focus of my work is the subsurface exploration of icy moons. I am also interested in the development and application of science-optimized geophysical radar systems. I consider myself an instrument scientist and strive to approach problems from both an earth systems science and a radar systems engineering perspective. I am actively engaged with the flow of information through each step of the observational science process; from instrument and experiment design, through data processing and analysis, to modeling and inference. This allows me to draw from a multidisciplinary set of tools to test system-scale and process-level hypotheses. For me, this deliberate integration of science and engineering is the most powerful and satisfying way to approach questions in Earth and planetary science
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in better understanding the geological, tectonic, and hydrological controls on induced earthquakes. Specifically, in using observational seismology techniques to infer these characteristics. In addition to this, I am also interested in describing practical regulatory frameworks to manage induced seismicity. My prior focus has emphasized earthquakes related to hydraulic fracturing, but will include other anthropogenic causes such as wastewater disposal.
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.