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

    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.

  • Madison Freeman

    Madison Freeman

    MBA, expected graduation 2024
    Masters Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Spring 2023
    Case Writer, Graduate School of Business - Other Faculty
    HIT Program and Fund Intern, Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

    BioMadison Freeman is a Knight Hennessy Scholar pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master’s degree in environment and resources at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability through the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. She focuses on innovative approaches to scale emerging climate solutions, especially those accelerating decarbonization of heavy industries and transportation.

    Immediately prior to Stanford, Madison served in the Biden administration as a senior advisor on technology and innovation to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, where she led industrial decarbonization global initiatives including the First Movers Coalition. She spent three years in venture capital at Energy Impact Partners, a leading climate investment fund with strategic LPs across the utility and built environment space. At EIP, she developed investment strategy for new sectors explored by the firm, engaged strategic LPs, invested in hardtech startups and helped establish funds focused on backing underrepresented founders and deep decarbonization breakthroughs. She started her career in climate and innovation policy think tanks, at the Atlantic Council and Council on Foreign Relations. Madison founded and directed the NYC chapter of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, was a 2021 Women Leader in Energy and Climate Fellow with the Atlantic Council, and her clean energy analysis has been published in outlets including NPR, Foreign Affairs, and The Hill. She graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in international relations and economics.

  • 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

    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 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 other international organizations to support climate disasters and development finance. As a presidential appointee, Rwaida served the Obama Administration in multiple capacities in support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of State, and the White House initiative, Power Africa. She holds a Masters degree from Georgetown University (International Affairs) and dual bachelors degrees from California State University (Political Science and Journalism).

    Rwaida is a Stanford EDGE Doctoral Fellow and a Yale University "Public Voices on the Climate Crisis" Fellow.