Research

Interests

Energy Policy; Energy Justice; Climate Change; Environmental Policy; Sustainability

Energy justice advocacy program: The administrative burden of applying for energy assistance programs, Spring 2022

Lawrence, United States

  • Grant: Sierra Club Kansas Chapter, $5,000

  • Principal Investigator: S. Mohsen Fatemi

  • Advisor: Ty Gorman, Sierra Club

  • Intern: Sophia Pascente

  • Activities: Educating and engaging undergraduate students, at the University of Kansas, in energy justice scholarship and advocacy, conducting qualitative interviews


Dealing with Disruption: Investigating the Micro-level Underpinnings of City Response to the Climate Crisis, 2021-Present

Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR), University of Kansas, Lawrence, United States

  • Grant: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Rachel M. Krause, Dr. Gwen Arnold

  • Role: Graduate Research Assistant

  • Activities: Data collection, survey instrument development, survey modeling in Qualtrics, managing dissemination of surveys, building and analyzing statistical models, writing literature reviews and conference papers, presenting at conferences


Master's Capstone Project: Developing a Climate Action Plan for Illinois State Parks, the Rock Cut State Park, 2020

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, United States

  • Client: Illinois Department of Natural Resources

  • Supervisor: Dr. Brian Deal, Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

  • Advisor: Dr. Sean Kennedy


Research Assistant, Spring 2019

Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Assistant to Professor Asef Bayat

  • Developing a personal website


Master's Thesis: Developing a Sustainability Rating System for School Buildings by Analytical Network Process (ANP) analysis (in Farsi), 2017

School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

  • Advisor: Dr. Ali Vakili Ardebili