I began the year working with Professor Greg Nemt to prepare content for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report. Since then, I’ve worked on research for projects on policies related to technological innovation, low energy demand, and carbon removal.
I have been an active volunteer since I went to college, and I am always willing to help others and try to solve social issues such as lack of education in rural areas, poor living conditions in orphanages, severe air pollution, and so on.
I was part of the first graduating class of Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy students, which allowed me to take classes from La Follette faculty, including Lindsay Jacobs and Geoffrey Wallace. Developing these relationships, as well as the small cohort size drew me to the La Follette School. As someone interested in environmental policy, I was also drawn to the research and work of Greg Nemet and Manuel Teodoro.
The climate crisis amplifies the effects of the pandemic, and vice versa. (The wildfires on the West Coast) are driven by climate change but made worse by a confluence of racial injustice, mass incarceration, and an ongoing pandemic. These overlapping crises show why we can’t compartmentalize complex policy problems. I think there are opportunities to address them together.
Research by La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards and colleagues demonstrates how combining existing subnational climate action with expanded national strategies in the United States will be critical to reach scientifically informed climate goals.
La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet co-wrote a chapter with Jennie Stephens in Contemporary Climate Change Debates. The chapter explores whether a 100 percent renewable energy mix is the best future investment. Stephens says yes, while Nemet disagrees.
Master of Public Affairs (MPA) candidate Mikhaila Calice shared her perspective on addressing climate change during the Fastest Path to Zero Summit in April at the University of Michigan. Summit participants included high-level clean energy and climate leaders, policymakers, news reporters, and faculty from Michigan’s energy policy and engineering programs.