As the United States grapples with meaningful action on climate change, much emphasis has been placed on the transportation sector, and with good reason. Transportation accounts for 29 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, the most of any sector. A majority of these emissions, unsurprisingly, come from passenger vehicles.
Brian is a graduate student at CU Boulder studying renewable energy. As part of a capstone project with RMI, he is working with the Urban Transformation team to evaluate opportunities for reducing emissions through land use and transportation policy reform.
Brian’s background is in environmental research. He studied environmental science at the University of Virginia, then worked for several years as a field and lab technician—first studying the hydrology of the Puerto Rican rainforest, then the biogeochemistry of California’s rangelands. He returned to graduate school in 2020 to pursue a degree in renewable energy.
Masters of the Environment, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, University of Colorado, Boulder (Anticipated Graduation 2021)
BA, Environmental Science, University of Virginia
BA, Spanish, University of Virginia