Cuba

Education

Education

 

2007 - 7/2011 (expected)

Doctoral Candidate: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) & University of Kassel, Germany.

  • Dissertation topic: A comparative political economic analysis of support for first generation biofuels programs in Brazil, the EU, and USA in the wake of the “food versus fuel“ controversy. Supervisor: Profs. Christoph Scherrer & Christoph Görg.

 

2004 - 2006

Master of Arts (Magna cum laude) in Global Political Economy. University of Kassel, Germany. Specializations:

  • Trade and the environment

  • Global environmental governance

 

2002

Paralegal certification in New York State. University at Buffalo, New York, USA

 

1999 - 2003

Bachelor’s degree (Cum laude) University at Buffalo, New York, USA. Majors:

  • Legal Studies (environmental law)

  • Political Science (European politics)

  • History (conflict studies)

 

 

Research Interests

 

  • Political economy of renewable energy

  • Trade and the environment

  • Science policy interface

 

 

Grants & Awards

 

2007 - 2010

Doctoral funding through the Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Graduate School for Environmental Research (HIGRADE), including support for a five month research stay at the State University of Campinas in Brazil to study biofuels governance (46,500€).

2006

Field research grant to India for master’s thesis work from the Nexus Institute Berlin and German Ministry for Education and Research project: “Sustainable Hyderabad: Megacity of Tomorrow.”

2003

Awarded membership in the Phi Alpha Theta and the Phi Beta KappaU.S. honor societies for excellence in the social sciences.