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Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellows

Isabelle Haddad

Graduate Advisor - PhD Candidate -

Isabelle Haddad is currently a second-year PhD student in the Environmental Systems program at UC Merced, researching under her PI Sam Markolf. She was born and raised in upstate New York and has a bachelor’s in environmental science from SUNY ESF. Before coming to UCM, she worked at her local county, helping with sustainability efforts and participated in the development of the county’s first climate action plan. Her current research has involved looking into equity inclusion within climate action plans across the country, as well as equitable electric vehicle transitions. She is very excited to join the campus’s decarbonization core planning team and looks forward to engaging in efforts related to EDIJ.

Isabelle's project will focus on environmental justice, climate justice, and a just transition related to UC Merced and the surrounding community

including assessing equity/justice considerations to inform campus wide planning and decarbonization efforts. The fellow will support identifying existing academic synergies to develop and support justice and transition while support student engagement input and focus group coordination

Marie Buhl

Graduate PhD Student -

Marie is a 3rd year PhD student in the Environmental Systems program. With a background in civil engineering and experience working as a consulting engineer in water infrastructure planning, she is passionate about climate change adaptation and science communication. As a CNI fellow, Marie plans to use climate model data to assess future hazards and their implications for sustainability initiatives on the UC Merced campus.