PEI-STEP Fellowship

I am happy to announce that I was awarded a PEI-STEP Fellowship! I will be working in collaboration with Prof. Mauzerall on the influence of policy incentives on the deforestation rate of tropical forests. I will look at decisions taken from the international to the municipal level across three different countries: Brazil, RDC and Indonesia. I will use the Global Forest Change monitor to study land use change and associate decrease in deforestation rates with efficient policy incentives.

The Fellowhsip will cover one year of stipend. To complete the STEP Certificate, I will also have to complete three courses in environmental policy. I am really thankful to PEI for such a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to starting working on my project!

See the PEI announcement HERE.

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

I am glad to announce that I just got awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for my proposal entitled “Improved Understanding of Tropical Forest Carbon Dynamics Using Coupled Models and Remote Sensing of Water Vapor Isotopes”.

The award is $30,000 per annum, including $24,000 for my stipend and an allowance of up to $6,000, consisting of $3,000 for student expenses and $3,000 for university expenses. It may be renewed for up to 2 additional years.

See the complete list of this year’s recipients (Earth Science category).