Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency

In 2013, nearly 14 million US households had unpaid utility bills and 2.2 million households had their utilities disconnected. One strategic solution has been to address residential energy efficiency; however, the absence of readily available data on household energy use and efficiency presents and impediment to effectively targeting programs to those most in need. My … Continue reading Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency

‘I Can’t Breathe:’ Race, Place, Class, and Disparities in Metropolitan Air Quality

My current research project relies on two of the most recognized rallying cries of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, "I Can't Breathe" and "Hands Up," to illustrate metropolitan air quality disparities and the disproportionate burden of poor air quality on communities of color and lower socioeconomic status. While numerous studies suggest that communities of color and lower socioeconomic status face … Continue reading ‘I Can’t Breathe:’ Race, Place, Class, and Disparities in Metropolitan Air Quality

Who said curiosity killed the cat? Making connections in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

When you’re a researcher, curiosity is step #1! In this case I hope my curiosity leads to a greater understanding of people and place and their connection to science and research. The Kangerlussuaq Museum boasts about the area’s history as a US military air base during WWII and the Cold War, a place for polar … Continue reading Who said curiosity killed the cat? Making connections in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland