Former Fellows

Susan Cameron Devitt

Susan Cameron Devitt

Kernan Brothers Environmental Fellow: 2008-2010
PhD Ecology, University of California-Davis, 2008
Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, Sense Corp

Susan Cameron Devitt is an ecologist and conservation biologist who studies how climate change shapes patterns of biodiversity.... Read more about Susan Cameron Devitt

Nicole Smith Downey

Nicole Smith Downey

Beagle Environmental Fellow: 2006-2008
PhD Environmental Science and Engineering, Cal Tech, 2006
Current Position: Owner and Principal Consultant, Earth System Sciences, LLC

Nicole Smith Downey has examined the uptake of molecular hydrogen by soils and received her PhD in environmental science and engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She worked on an integrated model of the terrestrial biogeochemical cycle of mercury.... Read more about Nicole Smith Downey

Sebastian D. Eastham

Sebastian D. Eastham

NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellow: 2015-2017
PhD Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Current Position: Research Scientist, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Sebastian David Eastham is an environmental scientist interested in the transport and impacts of pollutants and trace species over long distances through the atmosphere.... Read more about Sebastian D. Eastham

Emily V. Fischer

Emily V. Fischer

NOAA Environmental Fellow: 2011-2013
PhD Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Emily V. Fischer is an atmospheric chemist interested in how air pollutants are transported around the globe and how the atmosphere's self-cleansing capacity will respond to climate change.... Read more about Emily V. Fischer

Michael Ford

Michael Ford

French Environmental Fellow: 2017-2019
PhD Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Current Position: Strategy Development Director, Energy and Global Security, Argonne National Laboratory

Michael Ford is an engineering and public policy scholar who examines the challenges and opportunities for nuclear energy in contributing to a low-carbon energy future.... Read more about Michael Ford

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2011-2013
PhD Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health, T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Chris Golden is an ecologist and epidemiologist interested in the interface of ecosystem service provisioning and human health, specifically in the context of global trends in biodiversity loss and ecosystem transformation.... Read more about Christopher Golden

Pedram Hassanzadeh

Pedram Hassanzadeh

Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2013-2015
PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University

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

Evan Hepler-Smith

Evan Hepler-Smith

Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2016-2018
PhD History of Science, Princeton University
Current Position: Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of History, Duke University

Evan Hepler-Smith is a historian of science who studies the management of data and information in the chemical sciences and chemical regulation.... Read more about Evan Hepler-Smith

Garth Heutel

Garth Heutel

Kernan Brothers Environmental Fellow: 2007-2009
PhD Economics, University of Texas-Austin, 2007
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Georgia State University

Garth Heutel is an economist who studies the dynamic interactions between environmental policies and economic issues.... Read more about Garth Heutel

Valeriy Ivanov

Valeriy Ivanov

Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2006-2007
PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 2006
Current Position: Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Valeriy Ivanov is a hydrologist interested in how climate and topography affect water, energy, and vegetation dynamics in natural landscapes.... Read more about Valeriy Ivanov