Emily is a second year MPP at the Harris School of Public Policy and is pursing the Environmental and Energy Policy Certificate. This summer she interned as a Policy Intern at the Environmental Law and Policy Center helping gather air quality data for future advocacy and policy work. On campus she is the Vice President of Communications and Marketing for Harris Environmental and Energy Association (HEEA), a Writing TA, and a Research Assistant for Professor Wolske through EPIC’s DRW Fellowship. Prior to Harris, Emily worked as an Environmental Educator at a nonprofit in Milwaukee. During the year, Emily will be working with Professor Wolske to examine policies to encourage greater household investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies (e.g., fuel efficient cars, energy efficient appliances, home insulation, solar panels).

“I am excited to work on this research project because I think energy efficiency investments and renewable energy technologies provide a way to help households engage in low carbon activities. This research project uses behavioral economics to identify effective policy designs and hopes to develop future research frameworks. Working on this project will help me further my research design skills and evidence-based data collection knowledge.”