Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability


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  • Felipe Galvis-Delgado

    Felipe Galvis-Delgado

    Masters Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Spring 2023
    Master of Arts Student in International Policy, admitted Autumn 2022

    BioFelipe is an M.A. student in International Policy and an M.S. student in Environment and Resources. He focuses his studies on renewable energy development, electricity markets, climate finance, and the transition toward a clean energy economy in oil and gas dependent economies, such as his home communities of New Mexico and Colombia.

    Most recently, Felipe worked for Pattern Energy, an international renewable energy developer, during which he worked on utility-scale wind, solar, and storage projects, including SunZia, the largest renewable energy project in U.S. history. Prior to joining Stanford, Felipe spent five years in Washington D.C. working on policy in the U.S. Congress, where he worked on several policy issues including international affairs, homeland security and climate-agriculture. During this time, Felipe managed his boss’ work in several Senate Appropriations Subcommittees and in the House Homeland Security Committee. Felipe also drafted several pieces of legislation that ultimately were enacted into law. Outside of work, Felipe was an active member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association.

    Felipe holds a B.A. in International Relations and Politics from Pomona College, where he was also a four-year member of the men’s soccer team. During his time at Pomona, Felipe studied European politics and economics for a semester in Florence, Italy, and conducted field work in Budapest, Hungary for his senior thesis on right-wing populists’ exploitation of migration crises.

  • Rwaida Gharib

    Rwaida Gharib

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2023
    Other Tech - Graduate, Precourt Institute for Energy

    BioRwaida “Rudy” Gharib is pursuing her PhD in environment and resources at the Stanford School of Sustainability. Her research focuses on environmental justice and the policy changes/financing needed to support the climate adaptation and resilience of vulnerable populations—specifically, those living in rural poverty, women and girls, and im/migrants/refugees.

    Rwaida has worked in humanitarian aid and international development for more than 15 years, serving as an advisor to the World Bank Group, UN Development Programme (UNDP), and as a presidential appointee for the Obama Administration in various capacities.