Industrial Ecology; Life Cycle Assessment; Industrial Symbiosis; Circular Economy; Sustainable Business
Relevant Coursework: Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, Modeling for Energy Systems, Business Strategy for Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Energy Economics, Applied Data Analysis for Environmental Sciences, Water Pollution
Liberal Arts, Concentration in Environmental Studies
Study Abroad: Spanish language immersion, University of Seville, Seville, Spain
Identify challenges and opportunities for improving waste recovery in the U.S. by reviewing successful recycling programs and compiling data on current recycling and reuse rates in U.S. Develop an online toolkit with actionable guidance for local governments and businesses to increase recycling rates in U.S. cities. March 2017 – Present
Designed and executed a systematic review of the literature on impacts of clean energy adoption in developing countries to identify research opportunities for the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative, a global research collaborative. September 2016 – May 2017
Assessed the environmental impacts of retreading commercial truck tires by reviewing life cycle assessment literature. Reviewed the literature on mechanisms and environmental impacts of textile microfiber releases. December 2016 – June 2017
Modeled the life cycle environmental impacts of client's product using openLCA and made recommendations for improving the manufacturing process of recreational product. January – April 2017
Conducted experiments and analyzed data on carbon and nitrogen cycling in wetlands. Performed greenhouse gas, biomass and water quality sampling and analysis for 4 senior theses. Managed the laboratory database and coordinated work schedules of lab assistants. October 2012 – June 2016
Technical: R, SQL, MS Excel, openLCA, Tableau
Professional Affiliations: International Society for Industrial Ecology; American Center for Life Cycle Assessment
AWARDS AND HONORS
Robert J. Riethmiller/PTR Baler and Compactor Scholarship, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, 2017-2018.
Nicholas School Merit Scholarship, Duke University, 2016-2018.
STEM Scholarship Award, Southern California Edison, 2015.
Soka Merit Scholarship, Soka University of America, 2012-2016.
Disney Scholar, Walt Disney Foundation, 2012-2016.