Research and Projects
These are publications, research, projects, and briefs I’ve worked on, contributed on, or am working on currently. Some of the topics I’ve been excited to work on related to economic development and justice, environmental policy, and the use of technology to further both of these causes.
MET Group and Rand Corporation: Wellbeing
This project was exciting to work on and focused on wellbeing and the way economic framing has been used to capture personal wellbeing and community wellbeing including the pitfalls this has led to like economic inequality, growth-focused economics, and a lack of care for humanity.
I was excited to think about and help provide my insights into what a new economic system could look like that reflected life not death especially from a climate lens. You can download the report here
you can read more about thoughts this project spurred for me here- through an Op-Ed written with the folks and the Op-ED Project about economics.
I was so excited to work on this Comunique this year. This project brought together leaders from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to helm the development of the annual climate communique. After weeks of cool VR sessions, talks about disability justice, and climate speakers from UN programmes, I was able to serve as a leader to write and synthesize the voices of over 100 young people from the global south and across the world on how we can achieve climate justice.
Distributed Ledger Technology and the Grid
I remember getting an email from the U.S Office of Science and Technology sending out a call for papers on the environment and cryptocurrency. As cryptocurrencies exploded in the U.S in March 2022 I became growingly interested in other features of distributed ledger technology, the Internet of Things-ification of the grid, and what a smart grid might look like that is centered on tenets of energy reliability, reduction in consumption, and would lead to affordability for customers. You can read a primer to this paper here
Mutual Aid DAO
Mutual Aid on the Blockchain is an idea that came out of the Pandemic and is described in detail in the past projects section. Traditional financing structures proved costly, inadequate, and limited the amount people were able to support each other in the Pandemic. This paper presents a basic framework for a Mutual Aid Network on-chain that includes services, physical and digital goods, and other assets.