B.A. International Economics, University of British Columbia

Faculty Supervisor: Climate Impact Lab, Michael Greenstone

Kit Schwarz is a pre-doctoral fellow working at the Climate Impact Lab. She earned a Bachelor of International Economics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining CIL, Kit was a research assistant at Pragati Abhiyan, studying the effect of commercial dairies on pastoral groups and the effectiveness of yield-improvement techniques for millet farmers. She also spent six months working in the Moria refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. Her research interests lie in the fields of development, environment, and humanitarian aid.

“Growing up in beautiful British Columbia gave me a deep respect for the incredible natural world that sustains us as a species. I see my work at the Climate Impact Lab as a great opportunity to use my skills as a budding economist to better understand our dependence on the environment, and to help set policy that maximizes human welfare both today and in the future.”