Post-Doc Alumni

STEP postdocs pursue varied careers in the academic, government, nongovernmental and private sectors. Below is a list of all STEP postdocs to date. 

Ali Ahmad (2013-2015 /SGS) Assistant Professor, The American University of Beruit

Bethany Bradley (STEP 2006-2009) Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass- Amherst

Keynyn Brysse (STEP 2008-2011) Private consulting and technical scientific manuscript editing

Mark Budolfson (STEP/UCHV  2014 – 2016) Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Vermont

Oleg Bukharin (PS&GS 1995-2004) U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

Ruohong Cai (STEP 2011-2014) Economist, Environmental Defense Fund, NYC

Francis Dennig (STEP /UCHV 2013-2015) Assistant Professor in Social Science (Economics), Yale- NUS College, Singapore

Simon Donner (STEP 2002-2007) Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

David Edwards (STEP 2010-2011) Lecturer, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Paul Elsen (STEP 2015 – 2016) Postdoctoral Researcher, Brashares Group, Department of Environmental  Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley.

Lyndon Despard Estes (STEP 2008 – 2016) Assistant, Clark University

Yuanyuan Fang (STEP 2010 -2012) Research Assoc., Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University

Shuaizhang Feng (STEP 2008-2010) Associate Professor - School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics,

Brendan Fisher (STEP 2009-2011) Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont

Jonathan Green (STEP 2012 – 2014) Luc Hoffman Institute Research Fellow, University of York, York, UK

Bert Harris (STEP 2012 - 2015) Director of Biodiversity Conservation, The Rainforest Trust

Josh Hooker (STEP 2005-2008) Research staff, Environmental Science Division, University of Redding,  UK

Fangyuan Hua, Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship, U. of Cambridge, U.K.

Sol Hsiang (STEP 2011 – 2013) Chancellor’s Associate Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Climate and Environment Initiative, Goldman School of Public Policy, University Of California, Berkeley.

Seung-Rae Kim (STEP 2003-2005) Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Seoul, Korea.

Monica Kopacz (STEP 2009-2010) Program Manager, NOAA Climate Program Office, Boston, MA.

Robert Kopp (STEP 2007-2009) Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute and Associate Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, at Rutgers University

Rachel Licker (STEP 2012 – 2016) Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State, AAAS Science and Technology Fellow

Trond Larsen (STEP 2008-2010) Director of Rapid Assessment Program, Conservation International, Washington, D.C.

Amy Lerner (STEP 2013 – 2015) Assistant Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Yun Li (STEP 2002-2005) CFA, Manager of Power Pricing and Analysis at DTE Energy Trading

Christopher Little (STEP 2012 - 2014) Climate Scientist, Oceanography Group, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), Boston, MA.

Junfeng Liu (STEP 2008-2008)  Research Professor , College of Urban and Environmental Sciences , Peking University , Beijing, China

David Marvin (STEP 2007-2008/ research assistant) Climate Change Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco

Kyle Meng ( STEP VRC 2013-2014)  Assistant Professor, Bren School, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Eric Nævdal (STEP 2003-2005) Department of Economics, University of Oslo,Norway.

Vaishali Naik (STEP 2003-2007) Physical Scientist, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton

Emily Nicholson (STEP 2006-2007) Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Ecology, Deakin University, Australia

Alexander Ochs (STEP 2005-2006) Researcher, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany.

Jessica O'Reilly (STEP 2008-2010) Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

Scott Steel (PS&GS 2003- 2004) Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.,

Quansong (Daniel) Tong (STEP 2003-2006) Research Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC

Morgan Tingley (2012 – 2014) Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Will Turner (STEP 2004-2006), Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President, Moore Center for Science and the Oceans, Conservation International, Washington, D.C.

Nathan Urban (STEP 2010-2011) Energy Security Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Sharon Weiner (PS&GS 1999-2004) Associate Professor, American University, Washington, D.C.

Jason West (STEP 2004-2007) Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dan Westervelt (2013 – 2015) Associate Research Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Xin Zhang (2012 – 2015) Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science