Fran is an MS candidate in Energy Science & Engineering at Stanford University, where she was named as a 2023 Knight Hennessy Scholar. Before becoming a Stanford student, she spent three years at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Boulder, Colorado working on decarbonization solutions for the oil and gas sector. She has a particular focus on methane detection, mitigation, and policy solutions. Prior to RMI, she held a position at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, France working to support IEA's work on methane from the petroleum sector. She also completed a Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the Energy and Climate Program. She is a graduate and varsity women's soccer player of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Fran earned a B.S. with High Honors in Environmental Science, a Chemistry minor, and a B.A. in Spanish. She has continued her competitive soccer career playing at the semi-pro level in France and Colorado.
Honors & Awards
Knight Hennessy Scholar, Stanford University (2023)
- Advancing New Technology and Policy to Manage Methane in This Decisive Decade ENVIRONMENT 2023; 65 (6): 5-17
- Evaluating net life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions intensities from gas and coal at varying methane leakage rates ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS 2023; 18 (8)