Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability


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  • Safari Fang

    Safari Fang

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2020

    BioSafari Fang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). She is an interdisciplinary scientist and ocean conservation leader with proven experience and passion for connecting people from diverse backgrounds to facilitate deep, meaningful collaborations aimed at solving environmental challenges. Growing up next to a polluted Yangtze River in China, Safari aspired from an early age to work in environmental conservation, and she connects deeply with communities that live the real consequences of pollution and habitat destruction. Her current research focuses on aquaculture and fisheries, food security, and community-based marine conservation. Through her research and action, Safari is engaging diverse stakeholders in the global seafood system and fostering collaborations among sectors for the sustainable use of ocean resources.

    Safari is an alumna of the Blue Pioneers Program, a leadership development program for ocean conservationists from Asia. She sits on the board of directors of Demos Education Hub, an environmental education and community development NGO in Hainan, China. Safari has lived and worked in several countries, including China, the U.S., Iceland, Germany, and France. She speaks fluent Chinese and English and enjoys reading, swimming, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, yoga, meditation, and creative writing.

  • Sarah Fendrich

    Sarah Fendrich

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2022
    Student Employee, Social Sciences Division

    BioSarah is interested in the design and evaluation of decision support systems for local and regional-scale climate adaptation. Her research aims to explore the social and cognitive processes through which decision support systems — both digital decision support tools and the activities of regional climate resilience networks — shape adaptation planning and implementation, organizational learning, and environmental outcomes. She is specifically interested in supporting more adaptive and integrated water resources management. Sarah’s current work focuses on better understanding the collaborative landscape of federal decision support activities using social network analysis, as well as the decision-making and planning processes of local stormwater managers in coastal communities across the U.S. using a mixed-methods approach, including surveys, interviews, and document analysis.

    Sarah holds a BA in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Stanford, she worked on health care innovation and equity research at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics.

  • Jill Grey Ferguson

    Jill Grey Ferguson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2021

    BioJill Grey Ferguson is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. Jill is also the co-founder of LibertyHomes, a nonprofit dedicated to scaling inclusive utility investment systems with robust consumer protections that make home energy upgrades accessible to all people without credit checks, upfront cost, or debt. Prior to starting LibertyHomes, Jill was a Truman-Albright Fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy where she led the Rural Research Initiative. She has worked at the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as a solar technology fellow and as a photovoltaic cell researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jill earned a bachelor of science in material science engineering from the University of Virginia.

  • Stephanie Fischer

    Stephanie Fischer

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2022
    Ph.D. Minor, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

    BioStephanie Fischer is a Ph.D. student with the Behavioral Decisions and the Environment group with Dr. Gabrielle Wong-Parodi. She holds a B.S. in Earth Systems and B.A. in Music Composition from Stanford University. She is interested in community-led solutions that help build resilience and environmental justice in the face of natural hazards and disasters, and identifies institutions and interventions that may support and scale these solutions. She is also interested in the ways culture, identity, language and place are important to develop effective messaging during emergency situations.

  • Cedric Fraces

    Cedric Fraces

    Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering, admitted Autumn 2017

    BioPhD candidate in Energy Resources Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the Energy industry. Covered a variety of roles from field engineering to project management in consulting, service and operating companies. Worked on major oilfields in China, Iraq, Kuwait, Mexico, Colombia and interacted with top executives in corresponding National Oil Companies.

  • Edgar Wiggin Francisco V

    Edgar Wiggin Francisco V

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2023

    BioI research how land use change affects species interactions, invasions, and biodiversity in tropical forests. I primarily work with reptiles and amphibians to investigate the following questions:
    How can we integrate habitat requirements for vulnerable and range-restricted species into the agroecological matrix?
    How do evolved ecological constraints mediate species’ vulnerability or resiliency to anthropogenic disturbances?
    How can land use change influence biological invasions?

    Currently, my research is part of a grander effort to understand the social and ecological consequences of expanding oil palm agriculture in Costa Rica. I am additionally interested in sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, and the political ecology of agribusiness in Latin America.