Rebecca Saari PhD Candidate, Engineering Systems Division MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 E19-411-ST9
As a 3rd-year PhD Candidate at MIT, I am building tools to examine and inform sustainable solutions to environmental issues like clean air, clean energy, and climate change. I am developing an integrated assessment modeling framework to explore the interactions between energy and environmental policies. This framework represents atmospheric processes, environmental policies, and economic impacts. I use it to explore the effect of energy and climate change policy on our air quality, and the resulting distribution of economic impacts.
Luckily, I don’t work alone. I’m an inaugural member of Noelle Selin’s research group in Engineering Systems. I’m also a student affiliated with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, and with Atmospheric Chemistry. I’m also fortunate to have been co-President of the Engineering Systems Student Society, a MITEI Energy Fellow, and a Martin Sustainability Fellow.
Before coming to MIT, I was a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and British Columbia. I worked at Environment Canada as an Air Issues Scientist, and at AECOM as an air quality engineer. I received my Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Toronto.