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Current Fellows

Nathan Black
Nathan Black -
French Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
Ph.D. Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Bates
Department of Government

Nathan Black is a political scientist interested in the future relationship between climate change and violent civil conflict.


Pedram Hassanzadeh
Pedram Hassanzadeh -
Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2013-2015
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Earth and Planetary Sciences

Pedram is a fluid dynamicist interested in climate dynamics and in particular the effect of climate change on extreme weather events.

Jessica LaRocca
Jessica LaRocca -
Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
Ph.D. Pathobiology, Brown University
Harvard Medical School / Harvard School of Public Health

Jessica LaRocca is an environmental toxicologist interested in how exposures to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy can influence development before and after birth.

Chiara Lo Prete
Chiara Lo Prete -
Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Harvard Kennedy School

Chiara Lo Prete is an energy economist who studies issues involved in the design and regulation of electricity markets.

Danielle Medek
Danielle Medek -
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Environmental Fellow: 2013-2015
Ph.D. Plant Physiology, Australian National University
Harvard School of Public Health

Danielle Medek is an ecophysiologist, with interests in medicine, plant ecophysiology and global change.

Nathan Mueller
Nathaniel D. Mueller -
Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2013-2015
Ph.D. Natural Resource Science and Management, University of Minnesota
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Nathan Mueller is an applied ecologist who studies how agricultural systems influence – and are influenced by – global environmental change.

Giuseppe Torri
Giuseppe Torri -
Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences / School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Giuseppe Torri is a theoretical physicist interested in different aspects of atmospheric convection, with particular reference to entrainment and how aerosols are removed from the atmosphere through convective precipitation.

Charles Willis
Charles Willis -
Kernan Brothers Environmental Fellow: 2013-2015
Ph.D., Biology, Duke University
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Charles G. Willis is an evolutionary ecologist interested in the impacts of climate change on plant biodiversity in North America.