Lindsay Hiser, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) student at Harris, is working with Research Associate Professor Kim Wolske to study public-facing energy programs through a behavioral lens. This summer, they began a project to understand how consumers regard energy efficiency when purchasing household appliances. They’re also studying the incentives and barriers that organizations face when deciding whether to adopt green building projects.

“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.”