Lindsay Hiser, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) student at Harris, worked with Research Associate Professor Kim Wolske to study public-facing energy programs through a behavioral lens. In the summer of 2022, they began a project to understand how consumers regard energy efficiency when purchasing household appliances. They also studied the incentives and barriers that organizations face when deciding whether to adopt green building projects. Hiser will be joining RTI International as a Survey Methodologist to help guide survey research for government, commercial and academic clients.

“This fellowship has been an invaluable opportunity to apply concepts I learned in Harris courses, including regression analysis and exploratory data analysis. I’ve also enjoyed experiencing first-hand the collaboration and coordination required of a long-term research project. Working alongside Professor Wolske and Robert Walatka (MPP ’22), I’ve reinforced my interest in understanding the behavioral dimensions of today’s most pressing policy challenges.”