Alumni (Fellow)

Stephanie Roe

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


Stephanie Roe is an ecologist and climate scientist interested in biosphere-atmosphere dynamics, particularly how terrestrial systems like forests and agricultural lands will be affected by and can mitigate climate change. She has 12+ years of experience in scientific research, policy analysis, project management, and field implementation working at the intersection of climate change, land-use, and ecosystem conservation. Stephanie is currently a Lead Consultant of Climate and Land Science at a think tank in Washington DC, and is a Lead Author of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report on Mitigation. While at UVA, she combined field experimentation and climate modeling and published studies on land-based climate mitigation potential, tropical forest soil responses to warming, and the effect of climate change on forest sequestration. While at UVA, Stephanie was awarded the Presidential Fellowship in Data Science, Moore Graduate Research Award, first place in the Patagonia Business Case Competition, the Environmental Resilience Institute Graduate Fellowship, and the Maury Environmental Prize. Prior to UVA, Stephanie worked in governmental and non-governmental institutions addressing climate change, tropical deforestation, and food security.

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