Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability


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  • Marisa MacAskill

    Marisa MacAskill

    Assistant Director of Finance and Operations, Social Sciences Division

    BioMarisa MacAskill joined the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability in June 2023 as the Assistant Director of Finance & Operations for the department of Environmental Social Sciences. She recently served as the Program Manager for Finance & Research Administration and Faculty & Academic Affairs for Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), where she also held the role as HAI's inaugural Education Program Manager. Marisa started her career at Stanford in 2017 as the Fellowships and Student Programs Manager for the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) where she delivered academic programming, managed admissions, and supported research and learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Prior to Stanford, Marisa was the Assistant Director for Administration and Programming at the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College where she worked on strategic initiatives, international programming, and student/faculty grants. Marisa also served as a seasonal reader for Oxy’s Admissions Office and as a strategic planning analyst for the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

    Marisa holds an MA in International Relations from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Leslie Magoon

    Leslie Magoon

    Adjunct Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences

    BioLes is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling, a Stanford University Industrial affiliate program that he was one of the three co-originators in 2005. He graduated from the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR with a B.S. in biology in 1964 and a M.S. in Geology in 1966. He worked 8 years for Shell Oil Company in Exploration where he was the lead investigator in the Ventura-Santa Barbara Basin source rock and migration study, the first investigation of its type in exploration for this company. Les worked 30 years for the U.S. Geological Survey where he carried out resource assessment studies in Alaska, Colombia, Venezuela, and Canada. The Alaska studies included the Cook Inlet and North Slope. Since 1981, he has investigated and popularized the petroleum system through talks, courses, and AAPG Memoir 60, The Petroleum System—From Source to Trap, for which he and his co-editor received the R. H. Dott, Sr. Award in 1996. Published in 1994, this popular book was reprinted twice and sold out all 4,000 copies and is now only available in CD. In 2017, he received AAPG Honorary Member Award and in 2021 the AAPG Sidney Powers Memorial Award, the society's third highest and highest award, respectively.

  • Julien Maire

    Julien Maire

    SUSTAINABLE FINANCE FELLOW (CLIMATE RISK), Precourt Institute for Energy

    BioJulien Maire is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, where he focuses on climate risk management. Specifically, he works on designing insurance markets to address increasing climate risk. Other research areas of interest include the role of banks in transition pathways and assessing the macroeconomic implications of climate transition.

    Julien received his master’s degree in economics from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and HEC Paris and graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay. He previously held research positions at the World Bank, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and was involved in various research projects with U.C. Berkeley and MIT Sloan.