Research Assistants

Taryn Akiyama is pursuing a Master of Environmental Management at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE), where she is specializing in Environmental Policy Analysis as well as Energy and the Environment. Taryn served in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, where she...

Qiuzi Chen is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE), specializing in Business and the Environment. Before Yale, Qiuzi worked as an energy analyst at Competitive Energy Services, an energy consulting firm located in Portland, ME, focusing on...

Brett Cozzolino is a Master of Environmental Management student at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). He specializes in global environmental governance, environmental economics, and national interpretations of multilateral agreements.

Prior to Yale, Brett spent two years working on...

Nick Dahl is a junior at Yale University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Statistics and Data Science Department. In S&DS, he specializes in data analysis and exploration, machine learning, and data mining with a particular focus in environmental protection and...

Alexia Godron is a senior at Yale University, majoring in Political Science with a Certificate in Energy Studies. Her main areas of interest include international and environmental law, as well as energy policy and, more generally, American politics. Born in Washington D.C., Alexia is Greek-...

Liam Gunn is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE).  At YSE, he specializes in environmental policy analysis, with an emphasis on environmental economics.  Before Yale, Liam was a Program Manager at The Mentor Group, where he managed a...

Sharon Handoko is a sophomore in Yale College pursuing a B.S. in Statistics and Data Science. At YCELP, she is a research assistant for the Environmental Performance Index, working mostly on data analysis and exploration. Outside of this project, Sharon is highly involved with  Design for...

Kara Hoving is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) with a specialization in Environmental Policy Analysis. She hopes to focus her studies on sustainable development and global food systems. Prior to Yale, Kara worked on water-efficient urban...

Qingyang Liu is a  Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). She is pursuing an Energy and the Environment specialization with a focus on renewable energy and energy transition in Asia. Prior to Yale, she just obtained her undergraduate degree in...

Project: Corporate Liability & Fiduciary Research, and the Yale Initiative for Sustainable Finance

Omar Motala is a Senior in Yale College pursuing a joint-degree in Economics and Political Science with interests in the intersection of law, technology, and business. Omar hails from Washington D.C., and has spent over 2 years working in his parent’s home country of South Africa on human rights...