School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

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  • Thilo Braun

    Thilo Braun

    MBA, expected graduation 2022
    Masters Student in Environment and Resources

    BioClimate change is the most pressing issue we are facing and I am deeply motivated to drive new innovation to decarbonize the most difficult to decarbonize sectors as we rethink the entire economy.

    I hold a masters in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London and previously helped scale an electric aircraft startup as one of its first employees to a team of over 500.

  • Nicole Buckley Biggs

    Nicole Buckley Biggs

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioNic Buckley Biggs is a social scientist conducting research at the intersection of climate, conservation and agriculture policy. She researches how ecosystem services provided by California rangelands are mediated by different types of landowners, and is interested in questions like: What are the trade-offs in managing landscapes for specific outcomes, like soil carbon sequestration or renewable energy production? What incentives and messages shape the management decisions of ranchers and farmers? Using both qualitative and quantitative data, Nic’s current projects investigate land use change for intensified agriculture and solar development, carbon markets, and the influence of landowners’ perceptions on land management and program participation.

    Before graduate school, Nic worked as Campaign Director for the Northern Sierra Partnership project at The Nature Conservancy and previously as Assistant Director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy & Environment Program. 

    Areas of expertise: Agriculture & conservation policy, nature based solutions, climate-smart land planning, land use / land cover change, human dimensions of land use management, ranching communities, large landscape conservation, payments for ecosystem services, social-ecological systems

  • Rachel Ragnhild Carlson

    Rachel Ragnhild Carlson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioRachel Carlson researches the spatial ecology of coral reefs and variables impacting coral response to anthropogenic stress. Her work aims to support evidence-based marine planning linking conservation and sustainable livelihoods under climate change. She applies geospatial technology like high-resolution remote sensing and field-based methods to understand patterns of reef resilience and implications for ocean governance.

    Prior to joining Stanford, Rachel worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she led mapping and outreach programs to protect drinking water and coastal ecosystems. She has also worked for numerous environmental initiatives in Senegal, Ireland, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Rachel graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Bachelor's in English, and from Trinity College, Dublin in 2013 with a Master's in International Politics. She is a Stanford Graduate Fellow in Science and Engineering and a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Ecology.

  • Kiran Chawla

    Kiran Chawla

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Juris Doctor Student, Law

    BioKiran's research focuses on understanding how an expanded notion of economic welfare that includes preferences for uncertainty and economic equity (intertemporal, intra-regional and inter-regional) alongside efficiency can be incorporated into climate policy design to mitigate adverse distributional consequences of climate change. She draws on insights from economics, psychology, and law to understand how to formalize people's risk and fairness preferences systematically for policy analysis, and understand potential legal and institutional barriers for designing distribution-sensitive climate change policy responses globally.

  • Marissa Childs

    Marissa Childs

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMarissa’s research interests are in the ecology of infectious diseases. She studies the environmental and social conditions that promote vector-borne disease transmission. Her current research focuses on spillover of yellow fever virus in Brazil and the effects of temperature on dengue transmission.