ORISE Fellow, Center for Measurement and Modeling at US Environmental Protection Agency
Paelina DeStephano graduated from Duke with a Master’s in Public Policy in 2020. She was a research assistant with the Sustainable Energy Transition Initiative and traveled to Ethiopia to investigate private sector incentives for mini-grids and the impacts of tariff reform. She continues to collaborate with Duke researchers on a study of the political economy of the coal phaseout in Chile. As a fellow with the EPA’s Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, she investigates decarbonization pathways under deep uncertainty, utilizing integrated assessment models and machine learning techniques.