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Biography[edit | edit source]

Hello! I am a current graduate student in the Environmental and Energy Policy Masters Program at Tech. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Kenyon College while simultaneously competing as an NCAA athlete for four years.

I have hands on laboratory experience after interning in a cardiovascular research laboratory at The Ohio State University, under the direction of primary investigator Arturo J. Cardounel M.D., Ph.D.

Ultimately I plan to build a career around researching, developing, and implementing sound solar PV systems.

Current Projects/Research Interests[edit | edit source]

My research interests lie in Energy Policy and distributed generation. More specifically, I am interested in Upper Michigan's energy policies regarding distributed generation (i.e. solar, wind, biomass, etc). Designing and implementing policies that allow consumers to purchase efficient and reliable power at decreased costs.

I am currently working with Dr. Chelsea Schelly and Dr. Joshua Pearce on the impacts of photovoltaic technology on national security.

Moving forward, I would like to work specifically with Solar/PV technology and policy in an Energy Consulting position. Please feel free to open a dialogue with me through my LinkedIn Account.I have great interest in utilizing renewable energy as a means of improving infrastructure resilience.

Completed Projects[edit | edit source]


I co-authored a self-published report addressing garbage and recycling management programs available to residents in Houghton, Michigan, Hancock, Michigan, and Michigan Technological University.

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M. Aho, N. Bolton, E. Burkett, Z. Coombs, H. Ghimire, C. Henderson, E. Prehoda, and R. Winkler. 2015. "Waste and Recycling Programs in Hancock and Houghton, Michigan and at Michigan Technological University." Professional report authored by Sociology of Environment class in Fall 2015 at Michigan Technological University. Available online: [Waste & Recycling Programs in Hancock, Houghton, and Michigan Technological University]