Pam Jagger (Jagger CV January 2019) is an Applied Political Economist and Associate Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Her broad research focus is estimating the human welfare and environmental impacts of environment and development policies and projects. She has written extensively on poverty and environment linkages, forest governance, energy poverty, and evaluating the social impacts of forest-based climate mitigation strategies. She has led major field research projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Myanmar, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. She leads the FUEL Lab.
Mark Radin is a Ph.D. student at UNC-Chapel Hill at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. He received an MA in International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in International Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the FUEL Lab in 2018 and has been working on numerous projects focused on energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is interested in studying policies and interventions promoting environmental health, which includes water, sanitation, and clean cooking.
Cheryl Weyant is an interdisciplinary air pollution scientist. Her research centers around combustion technologies for household and industrial energy. For her PhD, she measured and characterized aerosol emissions and their climate effects, focusing on emissions from household biomass cooking, kerosene lighting, industrial brick-making, and gas flaring. When she stepped back from these smokey plumes, she could see that there was a complicated human landscape connected to each of these technologies. So, now she is delving into the field of economics to research how combustion technologies are being used by people and what drives change. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the FUEL Lab and investigating household cooking technology transitions in Southern Africa and how this impacts exposure to
Rajah Saparapa is a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. She holds a MEM in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University and a BA in Economics from McDaniel College. Before joining the University of Michigan, Rajah worked as a Policy Associate for the Energy Access Project at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. In this role, Rajah worked on building knowledge and networks to inform key decision-making related to energy poverty in developing countries. She is interested in the role of energy access in reducing poverty and spurring sustainable rural development. Her research interests include policy, development, and energy poverty in Africa.
Charlie Lindsey is a current dual degree student in Public Policy at the Ford School and Environmental Policy and Planning at the School for Environment and Sustainability. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in the Central Region of Malawi working in the environment sector. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Forest Resources at the Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia. His interests are in international development, household fuel use, and sustainable forest management.
Caleb Milliken is a Master’s student at The University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, specializing in Environmental Policy in Planning. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nebraska in 2017. After graduation, Caleb spent a few years working with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at The University of Nebraska, where he managed research projects in Rwanda, Nepal, and the US. His interests include international development, the transition to clean energy, and understanding how policy and program interventions affect local                                                                                                  livelihoods and the environment.
Olivia Howard is an undergraduate student in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan. She is currently interested in receiving a BA in Public Policy, focusing on foreign affairs and developmental economics. She has previously studied women’s education in South Sudan as an Illinois Global Scholar. Olivia is interested in solutions to alleviate poverty, demographic and population studies and policies that integrate both well-analyzed cultural factors and innovative, sustainable solutions.

Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, PhD (University of Ghana) Senior Program Officer, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency

Ther Aung, PhD (Resources, Environment and Sustainability), University of British Columbia, (MHS in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,

Ashley Bittner, BA (Physics, UNC-CH) PhD student in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Susan Caplow, PhD (Curriculum for Environment and Ecology, UNC-CH) Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at University of Montevallo

Ashley Chaifetz, PhD (Public Policy, UNC-CH) Social Science Research Analyst at Food and Nutrition Service, US Department of Agriculture

Ipsita Das, PhD (Public Policy, UNC-CH) Postdoctoral Researcher, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Anna Gallerani, BA (Economics, UNC-CH) Peace Corps, Mchinji, Malawi

Esther Giezendanner, MPH, RD (Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-CH), Pediatric Nutrition, Cook Children’s Pulmonary Clinic, Fort Worth, Texas

Laura Hamrick, BSc (Environmental Science, UNC-CH) Office of Information Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Conner Harwood, senior at University of Michigan, majoring in Economics, minor in Mathematics

Noah Kittner, BSc (Environmental Science, UNC-CH; PhD Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley) Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wakako Kobayashi, BA in Anthropology/Sociology (Sophia University, Tokyo),MSc (School for Environment and Sustainability, UM), Program Staff at Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

Michael Le, M.S., MBA (Environment and Sustainability & School of Business, UM), Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Advisor, Dell Technologies

Shannon Lloyd, M.S., (Environment and Sustainability, UM), Senior Associate, Evidence and Impact at the Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation

Chigozie Okwu, MPP (Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, UM), MSc (School for Environment and Sustainability, UM) Environmental Officer at United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Joe Pedit, Retired

Pushpendra Rana, PhD (Geography, UI; Postdoctoral Researcher FUEL Lab, UNC-CH)  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Illinois

Stephanie Scott, M.P.P., (Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, UM), Research Associate at UpTogether

Sam Sellers, PhD (Curriculum for Environment and Ecology, UNC-CH; Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington) Science and Technology Policy Fellow (AAAS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Winston Wu, B.S., (Mathematical Science and Economics), University of Michigan


Malawi FUEL Team: Howa Banda, Effie Bvutula, Henry Chimbiri, Chikondi Mendulo, Winnie Ngoma, and Tione Phwandaphwanda

Uganda GLASS Team: Arthur Arinaitwe, Brian Isingoma, Issa Katwesige, Shallon Kihembo, Grace Nyesiga, Paul Sserumaga, and Samson Tweheyo.