School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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  • Laura Bloomfield

    Laura Bloomfield

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2018
    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    MSTP Student

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLaura studies how land-use changes facilitate interactions between people and wildlife affecting infectious disease emergence. She currently focuses on the spatial dispersion and transmission of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases along and between human and non-human primate networks.

  • Timothy Singer

    Timothy Singer

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


  • Staci Lewis

    Staci Lewis

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStaci is interested in the impacts of land-use change on coral reef ecosystem services, and the transformation of governance regimes towards adaptive management of marine and coastal resources. Her work is based in the Republic of Palau, an island nation in Micronesia, where she is studying the emergence of watershed management and the sedimentation impacts on coral reefs in two watershed systems that have experienced modern increase in land development.

  • Hajin Kim

    Hajin Kim

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHajin's research focuses on international trade and the environment.

  • Jen Wang

    Jen Wang

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    PhD Minor, Psychology
    Course Asst-Graduate, Graduate School of Business - Other Faculty
    Student Employee, Hume Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsJennifer's research interests address human behaviour change in the context of climate change, with the ultimate aim of shifting normative practices and paradigms within public policy, business, and individual behaviour to effectively account for the impacts and risks of climate change and environmental sustainability.

  • 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.

  • Danny Cullenward

    Danny Cullenward

    Lecturer, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

    BioDanny Cullenward is an energy economist and lawyer working on the design and implementation of scientifically grounded climate policy. He is a Research Associate with Near Zero and the Carnegie Institution for Science as well as a Lecturer at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Danny holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) from Stanford University, where he earned his MS in Management Science & Engineering and a BS with Honors in Earth Systems.

  • Michael Ovadia

    Michael Ovadia

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMichael studies the psychological and sociological issues underpinning the sharing economy. He employs a mixed methods approach of ethnography, field experiments, and large dataset analysis.

  • Michael Harris

    Michael Harris

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Student Resident Asst, Graduate Life Office

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMichael hopes to identify how ecosystem services and environmental health indicators are affected by sanitation infrastructure in development scenarios as a way to push the focus beyond that of household-level sanitation.

  • 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.

  • Ronan Arthur

    Ronan Arthur

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioHow does a changing epidemic landscape impact people's perceptions of risk and their behavior? How might these changes impact disease dynamics? These questions are more complex than they seem because they involve endogenous, interacting elements in a system.

    Ronan studies the interaction between the environment, infectious disease dynamics, and human behavior change. He utilizes techniques from geography and global health in empirical work on Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia and HIV in Uganda. He also utilizes mathematical biology.and nonlinear dynamics tools to model these interacting complex systems.

  • Elinor Benami

    Elinor Benami

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe question motivating my dissertation work is how can public and private governance affect social and environmental outcomes among commodity agricultural producers?

    To answer this question, I consider the cases of two high value perennial commodity crops (oil palm and coffee) in Brazil, an agricultural powerhouse whose actions and reactions can affect producer livelihoods and consumer prices throughout the world.

    First, I consider the extent to which a public governance program – centered around an agro-ecological zoning initiative – may have influenced the footprint and pathway of oil palm development in the Eastern Legal Amazon.

    Second, I evaluate the role of voluntary eco-certification in influencing behavior among medium to large scale coffee producers in Southeastern Brazil who have encountered climactic shock in the form of a multi-year drought.

    In my work, I draw upon theories, tools, and frameworks from production economics and land system science in efforts to offer insight into both the effects of these governance programs and also the processes through which they influence producer outcomes. My toolkit includes GIS and satellite imagery analysis, field interviews, and econometrics.

  • Philip Womble

    Philip Womble

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Ph.D. Minor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPhilip studies legal and water supply planning strategies that use water markets to help communities and ecosystems adapt to drought and climate change.

  • 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.

  • Caroline Ferguson

    Caroline Ferguson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioCaroline is a first year PhD student in E-IPER interested in equitable management of marine protected areas, gender and fisheries, and conservation ethics.

  • Anjana Richards

    Anjana Richards

    Program Manager, Joint MS, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

    BioAnjana joined the E-IPER team in April 2014. She manages all aspects of the Joint MS program, including leading the Capstone seminar, serving as the primary liaison for Joint MS students, and representing the program across and beyond Stanford’s campus.

    Anjana builds on 15 years of diverse experience designing and implementing programs in education, environment, energy and social equity. She spent five years working within K-14 education, building career pathways and programs that supported several emerging business sectors, largely focused on creating opportunities for underserved and at-risk populations. At Skyline College, she partnered with community and business leaders to develop programs in energy systems, green transportation and environmental science and created the campus sustainability program. Prior to her service in education, Anjana spent 10 years developing sustainability business strategies and implementing environmental programs within General Motors and Abbott Laboratories, and as a consultant with Arcadis and Saatchi & Saatchi S.

    Anjana’s work is collaborative and solutions focused, spanning a variety of areas including demand side energy management, industrial pollution prevention, product life cycle-focused sustainability strategies, climate change mitigation, product toxicity, environmental compliance, and social equity. 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 Graduate School of Business. Anjana enjoys being an active parent and avid traveler to friends, family and forests near and far.