Stephanie Roe

Paul T. Jones II Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Baguio, Philippines
B.A. San Diego State University (2006)
Other (Graduate) Duke University (2012)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Stephanie Roe is an earth scientist with ten years of work experience on research and policies addressing climate change, ecosystem conservation, and food security. She is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental science at the University of Virginia where she is interested in biosphere-atmosphere dynamics, particularly related to how to shift the current agriculture-bioenergy-forest land use paradigm to a more sustainable system. Stephanie’s doctoral research under advisor, Dr. Deborah Lawrence, explores how the terrestrial ecosystem’s role in regulating the Earth’s carbon cycle will respond to climate change. Through field experimentation and modeling, she investigates temperature and land use change impacts on the tropical carbon sink. Stephanie was named a Presidential Fellow in Data Science for 2016-2017 and received the Environmental Sciences Exploratory Research Award for 2017-2018. Stephanie holds a B.A. in international business from San Diego State University and an M.E.M. in ecosystem science and conservation from Duke University

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