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PhD Alumni

Photo Name Degree Year Graduated Current Role
Nikit Abhyankar PhD 2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Berkeley, CA

Austin Becker PhD 2013

Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island 
Kingston, RI 

Rebecca Benner PhD 2008

Director of Science
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina
Durham, NC

Hilary Schaffer Boudet PhD 2010

Assistant Professor
School of Public Policy
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Kate Brauman PhD 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute on the Environment
University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, MN

Marilyn Cornelius PhD 2013

Alchemus Prime
San Francisco Bay Area 

Amanda Emily Cravens PhD 2014

Research Social Scientist
US Geological Survey
Fort Collins, CO

Danny Cullenward JD/PhD 2013

Philomathia Research Fellow
UC Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute
Berkeley, CA 

Jason Funk PhD 2009

Senior Climate Scientist
Union of Concerned Scientists
Chicago, IL

Rachael Garrett PhD 2013

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth & Environment
Boston University
Boston, MA

Joanne Gaskell PhD 2012

Young Professionals Program
World Bank
Washington, DC

Andrew Willis Gerhart PhD 2015
Joshua Goldstein PhD 2007

Assistant Professor
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Rachelle Gould PhD 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow
Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 

Mark Hayes PhD 2007
Robert Heilmayr PhD 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI

Kristen Honey PhD 2012

Science & Technology Policy Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Washington, DC

Michael Hooper PhD 2010

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Department of Urban Planning and Design
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Holmes Hummel PhD 2006

Clean Energy Works
Washington, DC

Dane Harold Klinger PhD 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Adam Leising PhD 2014

Oakland, CA

Noa Kekuewa Lincoln PhD 2014

Research Fellow
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

Heather Lukacs PhD 2014

Project Director
Community Water Center
Sacramento, CA

Justin S Mankin PhD 2015

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Lamont-Doherty and NASA
New York, NY

Michael Mastrandrea PhD 2004

Near Zero Program, Carnegie Institution for Science
Bay Area, CA

Adam Millard-Ball PhD 2011

Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies Department
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Frances Moore PhD 2015

Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Kimberly A. Nicholas PhD 2009

Assistant Professor
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies
Lund, Sweden

Lauren Elizabeth Oakes PhD 2015
Kirsten Oleson PhD 2007

Assistant Professor, Ecological Economics
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Andrew Perlstein PhD 2012

Assistant Director for Executive Programs
Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech University
Arlington, VA

Amy Janel Pickering PhD 2011

Posdoctoral Fellow
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Rodrigo Pizarro PhD 2012

Assistant Professor
University of Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile 

Narasimha Rao PhD 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Vienna, Austria

Dan Reineman PhD 2015

My research examines the relationships between coastal resources and coastal societies in the context of resource management in a changing environment. I combine natural science, social science, and citizen science in order to advance the theory and practice of coastal management through engagement with coastal resource user communities.

Elizabeth Richards PhD 2008

Principal Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Caroline Scruggs PhD 2012

Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 

Geoff Shester PhD 2008

California Program Director
Monterey, CA

Kaitlin Shilling PhD 2012
Carolyn Snyder PhD 2010

Director, Division of Energy & Climate
Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Dover, DE

Veena Srinivasan PhD 2008

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Bengaluru, India

Charlotte Stanton PhD 2015
Nicola Ulibarri PhD 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar
Bill Lane Center for the American West
Stanford, CA

Mehana Blaich Vaughan PhD 2013

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Watershed and Coastal Management 
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Justin Warren PhD 2009

Cyperus Media

Xuehua Zhang PhD 2008

Professor of Environmental and Climate Policy
Institute of New Energy and Low Carbon Technology, Sichuan University
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Valentina Zuin PhD 2014