Alumni

Former Graduate Students Receiving PhD

  • Rachel Baker (STEP 2018)  Associate Research scholar Princeton U  (2018 – present)
  • Hélène Benveniste (STEP 2021) Environmental Fellow (2021-23), Center for the Environment, Harvard University
  • Maya Buchanan STEP 2017) Senior Climate Policy Analyst Oregon Department of Energy (feb 2020 – present)
  • Michael Gillenwater (STEP 2013) Executive Director, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, Seattle, Washington
  • Phillip Hannam (STEP 2016) Energy economist / South Asia, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Christopher Little (Geosciences 2012) Climate Scientist, Oceanography Group, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), Boston, MA
  • D.J. Rasmussen (STEP 2020) Climate change risk and resilience consultant in the Advanced Technology and Research Team at ARUP
  • Chi-Jen Yang (STEP 2008), Research Scientist – Energy policy ,  Duke University

Former HMEI-STEP Graduate Students

  • Jane Baldwin (STEP-PEI '18) - Assistant Professor, Dept of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Alexander Berg (STEP-PEI '19) Technology Specialist  , Fish and Richardson  P.C
  • Stephanie Debats ( STEP –PEI ‘17) Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning, Google
  • Hang Deng ( STEP PEI ‘15) Assistant Professor, Peking University
  • Andrew Duguid ( STEP PEI ‘06 – Vice President – Advanced Resources International  - oil and gas consulting
  • Matthew Escarra ( STEP-PEI ’11) Associate Professor, Tulane university
  • Michelle Frazer (HMEI-STEP Fellow '16, AOS PhD '21) Postdoctoral Research Scholar in paleoclimate reconstruction, Penn State
  • Aahana Ganguly ( STEP-PEI ’16) Scientist – National Center for Toxicological Research / FDA
  • Dan Li ( STEP PEI ) Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies,  Boston University
  • Wenying Liao (STEP-HMEI '18), Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University
  • Ning Lin - Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • Ian Lloyd  ( STEP PEI ’11)- Foreign Affairs Officer US State Department, , Washington DC
  • Jenna Losh Jorns (STEP PEI ’13) Program Manager, Great Lakes Integrated Science and Assessment,  U of Michigan
  • Joseph Majkut – ( STEP PEI ’14)  Director of Energy Security and Climate Change
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Bryan Mignone ( STEP-PEI ‘07) Corporate Strategic Planning , Exxon Mobil 
  • Juan Nogues ( STEP PEI ’12) Engineering Advisor , ATOME, Paraguay
  • Alexander Ntelekos – Regional Director , Head of Public-Private partnerships EMEA – Gallagher,  London, UK
  • Geeta Persad - Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences , UTexas, Austin
  • Barclay Satterfield – (STEP PEI ’07) Principal Chemical Engineer  Eastman Chemical Company  Raleigh NC
  • Jane Smyth (HMEI-STEP Fellow '19, AOS PhD '21) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIT
  • Andrew Tilman (STEP-PEI ‘17) Research Ecological  Economist US Forest Service ,  Northern Research Station, Madison Wisconsin
  • Tiffany Tong ( HMEI STEP 08) Independent design research and startup strategy consultant
  • Tao Wang (HMEI STEP ’12) Assistant Professor of Economics  Swarthmore College
  • Siyuan Xian (STEP-PEI) Business Strategy Manager , Accenture Strategy -  Risk Management with focus on China