MA, Public Administration, University of Eastern Kentucky
As a doctoral student at Michigan Tech, my research focuses on various aspects of
sustainable bioenergy development including, but not limited to: consumer willingness
to pay for renewable energy; impacts of local, national, and international feedstock
certification programs; and third generation technology diffusion barriers.
Prior to beginning my doctoral program at Michigan Tech, I spent several years overseeing
business operations and coordinating an interdisciplinary biofuels research program
at Eastern Kentucky University's Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technology
MEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
My research interest is in the development renewable energy policies with specific
interest in offshore wind power policy analysis in the great lakes and ocean coastal
waters of the United States.
I also serve as the Director of Corporate Partnerships for Michigan Technological
University. As the primary point of contact for any general or strategic industry
inquiries, I am responsible for leading the connection of the interests from companies
with appropriate campus initiatives/constituents.
BA, Music Education, Kansas State Teachers College (Emporia State University)
Laser Scanning of Industrial Structures
Digitalization and Heritage Management
Professional Applications of Consumer Technologies in Archaeology
PhD Student, Environmental and Energy Policy
BA, International Relations (Science, Technology Environment), and Public Policy,
Michigan State University
MA, Environmental Studies, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
My master’s thesis examined the biodiesel renewable fuel standard for Washington State.
Specifically, my thesis focused on the policy’s shortcomings and the next steps in
promoting biodiesel use in the state through alterations of the RFS or creation of
new policy and goals.
As a doctoral student at Michigan Tech, my research will focus on bioenergy and biofuel
policy at the state, national, and international levels.
Prior to starting Evergreen’s graduate program, I worked for the Nevada Conservation
Corps. During this time, I was an Americorps volunteer on the Trail Restoration Crew,
building and restoring trails throughout Nevada, such as the Rim to Reno trail which
connects Lake Tahoe to Reno.
BS, Chemical Engineering, High Institute of Petroleum
AAS, Process Plant Technology, Montana State University
I am a PhD student in the Environmental and Energy Policy program. I focus primarily
on fossil-fuel subsidies, their social, economic and environmental impact (more broadly
sustainable development), and the challenges to their reform.
Before joining Michigan Tech, I worked in oil and gas industries for almost nine years.
I have two undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and an AAS in Process Plant
Technology from the High Institute of Petroleum, in Tripoli, and MSU-Billings, MT,
respectively. Also, I have a Master of Science in engineering management from University
of Kansas. My master's field research was on the use of ISO 14001 in Oil & Gas industries.
When I am not at school, you can find me swimming in the pool, playing soccer, or
just going for a hike in the nearby woods, depending on the weather and time of year.
I love horse riding, traveling and best of all mechanical projects like working on