School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences


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  • Allison Sherris

    Allison Sherris

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAllison's research interests include the geochemistry of heavy metal fate and transport, as well as the public health impacts of exposure to inorganic contaminants in soil, surface water, and groundwater.

  • Francisca Santana

    Francisca Santana

    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.

  • Nikhil Sawe

    Nikhil Sawe

    Lecturer, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
    Temp - Non-Exempt, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThrough 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.

  • Samy Sekar

    Samy Sekar

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSamy is interested in working at the intersection of climate change, agriculture, and development. She hopes to study the barriers to simultaneously increasing agricultural production and improving agricultural sustainability and to identify the most successful strategies to breaking down those barriers.

  • 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 Technology products, focusing on supply chains.

  • A.R. Siders

    A.R. Siders

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Stanford Student Employee, Digital Learning Strategy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSiders' research is motivated by the desire to build safe, resilient, sustainable coastal communities. As climate change makes the coasts increasingly vulnerable to sea level rise, hurricanes, storm surge, and floods, people will need to find new ways to deal with these challenges.

    As an interdisciplinary scholar, Siders combines legal analysis, geography, qualitative and social science, and digital humanities to explore the creation, implementation, and effect of coastal adaptation policies.

    Her doctoral work uses computational tools from the digital humanities to conduct the first meta-analysis of research on adaptive capacity -- an effort to understand why some people and groups are better able to adapt than others. Her work identifies five key functions that all people must be able to perform to adapt, and proposes a novel approach for thinking about and assessing capacity. The method is novel for its ability to assess capacity across scales, from individual to nation, thereby allowing assessment of multi-scalar systems.

    Other recent projects include an exploration of the social justice implications of U.S. coastal buyout policies; an evaluation of the utility of urban climate adaptation strategies; and a proposal for a dynamic maritime governance scheme in the Arctic. Siders collaborates with consulting companies and non-profits to integrate climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction, resilience, and international development efforts.

    Her work is geographically diverse, including projects in Europe, U.S. coasts and rivers, global coastal megacities, the Arctic, and Southeast Asia.

  • Timothy Singer

    Timothy Singer

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2018
    Masters Student in Environment and Resources

    BioMD STUDENT WITH SCHOLARLY CONCENTRATION IN THE EMMETT INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES, EXPECTED GRADUATION SPRING 2018

  • Andy Stock

    Andy Stock

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAndy is a geoinformation scientist and coastal geographer. He studies the methods, concepts and rhetoric around marine human impact mapping and other assessments of the state of nature.

  • Shannon Swanson

    Shannon 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 are affected by tourism, marine protected areas, conflict, social learning networks, and governance structures. She is also interested in developing new qualitative methods of research using film and photography.