PEI Hack Award

I just receive the great news that I  have been awarded one of the Mary and Randall Hack ‘69 Graduate Awards by the Princeton Environmental Institute! The Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Award provides research funding to support Princeton University graduate students pursuing innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment.

I am planning on using the award to focus my summer research on my project using QuikSCAT data to map dew formation over tropical forests.

You can read more about my project in the official announcement HERE.

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.