Bio


I am a first-generation, African American college student, and Ph.D. student in Stanford University’s Civil & Environmental Engineering - Sustainable Design & Construction-Sustainable Urban Systems program. My interests are Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, and Climate Change. I am contributing to developing clean energy solutions using data-driven methods to solve complex global issues. My research is relative to physics-based energy modeling of buildings. Ultimately, my end goal is to improve the quality of life for communities by creating a cleaner, more innovative, and sustainable future, inventing and utilizing cutting-edge technologies. I support research and coursework at the Stanford Urban Informatics Lab, directed by Professor Rishee Jain.

Honors & Awards


  • IBUILD Program 2022 Honorable Mention Cohort, U.S. Department of Energy (Autumn 2022)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, The National Science Foundation (Autumn 2022)
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Scholarship, Stanford University (Autumn 2021)
  • Teaching Assistant, Stanford University / Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Autumn 2021)
  • Research Assistant, Stanford Urban Informatics Lab (Autumn 2021)
  • GEM Full Fellowship, The National GEM Consortium (Autumn 2021)

Research Interests


  • Civic Education
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Data Sciences
  • Diversity and Identity
  • Economics and Education
  • Educational Policy
  • Equity in Education
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership and Organization
  • Philosophy
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Professional Development
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology
  • Technology and Education

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My research in the Stanford Urban Informatics Lab is focused on leveraging multiple sources of data within the state of California and nationwide to develop a holistic Energy Poverty Index that can be used to evaluate and guide policy. More specifically, my research addresses disparities in public and secondary schools (K-12) by helping to identify the school districts that are most vulnerable and at-risk based on socio-economic, health, and environmental factors. In doing so, I will improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality in school facilities.