Ph.D. Alumni

Graduates of the STEP doctoral program pursue varied careers in the academic, government, nongovernmental and private sectors. Below is a list of all STEP graduates to-date. 

Shiri Avnery

(STEP 2012) Principal and founding member of Thistle.Inc. – Environmental food service provider, San Francisco, CA

Rachel Baker

(STEP 2017)

Hrijoy Bhattacharjee

(STEP 2010) Private Consulting

Maya Buchanan

(STEP 2017) Climate change expert at ICF, New York, NY

Richard Duke

(STEP 2002) Special Assistant to the President at the White House  since July 2016; formerly  Deputy Director for Climate Policy and Associate...

Majid Ezzati

(STEP 2000) Professor/ Chair in Global Environmental Health, Imperial College London, School of Public Health, London, UK


Michael Gillenwater

(STEP 2013) Executive Director, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, Seattle, WA

Phil Hannam

(STEP 2016) Young Professional (Operations Officer) at the World Bank Group, Washington, DC

David Hassenzahl

(STEP 2000) Dean, College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico, CA

David Kanter

(STEP 2014) Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Department of Environmental Studies, New York University, New York, NY