Odiche Nwabuikwu
Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
Odiche Nwabuikwu
Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

Odiche Nwabuikwu is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). She works under the supervision of Director Michael Greenstone, on a variety of energy and environmental economics projects. Before joining EPIC, Odiche was a research assistant at the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, where she contributed to education policy research in East Africa. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and a Public Policy Masters degree from Georgetown University.
Meredith Fish
Impact Lab Alum
Meredith Fish
Impact Lab Alum

Meredith Fish was a postdoctoral associate at Rutgers University in the Earth System Science & Policy Lab. She completed her PhD at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. Her dissertation focused on identifying and understanding compound events along the US West Coast. In addition to her research, she has worked with stakeholders in water resource management and explored alternative guide curve policies for California. She completed her BS in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in weather risk management. Meredith is interested in the interaction of climate, extreme weather, policy, and economics.

Sam Anderson
Project Manager
Sam Anderson
Project Manager

Sam Anderson serves as a project manager for the Climate Impact Lab. Sam is a Master of Public Policy student at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy with an interest in the intersection of health and environmental policy. Before graduate school, Sam worked as a project manager in clinical research, specifically focused improving patient sleep both inside the hospital and post-discharge. Sam received her bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Biology from the University of Chicago and is a Chicago native, having grown up on the city’s far south side.

Iván Higuera
Impact Lab Alum
Iván Higuera
Impact Lab Alum

Iván Higuera was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). During his first year at EPIC, he worked under the supervision of Steve Cicala, assistant professor at the UChicago Harris School of Public Policy, exploring the behavior of energy markets and the impacts of energy regulation on population welfare and health. Before joining EPIC, Iván was a research fellow at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy (DSaPP) at the Department of Computer Science at UChicago, where he contributed to the deployment of machine learning models applied to health and criminal justice. Iván was also an research analyst at the Central Bank of Colombia’s Research Unit, where he researched deforestation and protected areas policy. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and political science from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Ruixue Li
Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
Ruixue Li
Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

Ruixue is a pre-doctoral fellow with the Climate Impact Lab at EPIC, engaged mainly in the work on quantifying the global impact of climate change in the labor and energy sectors.

She graduated with a Masters in Computational Social Science from the University of Chicago before joining the Climate Impact Lab. During her master’s studies, she specialized in economics, and interned at the Energy & Environment Lab of UChicago Urban Labs where she worked on evaluating the impact of water conservation policies and was introduced to energy and environmental economics.