Joan White

Joan White Master's Student, RSENR

BA, International Relations & Russian Language Syracuse University

MELP Vermont Law School


Advisor: Walter Poleman
Email: jgabel@uvm.edu

Joan White recently completed her Master's of Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School where she earned a Certificate in Energy Law and focused on the nexus between land use and energy infrastructure. She continues to work as a Research Associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law. She is currently enrolled in the Master's of Science in Natural Resources program at UVM's Rubenstein School where her research concentrates on integrating ecological concerns with energy infrastructure planning processes.

Prior to returning to graduate school, Joan held positions in Russian area studies at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the National Endowment for Democracy's Europe/Eurasia division, and the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University with double majors in International Relations and Russian Language and a minor in Economics.

After working for several years in the field of Russian area studies, Joan decided to gain the education she needed to help address the pressing concerns of climate change and the collapse of our natural systems. She intends to use her graduate degrees to help bridge the communication gap between scientists and policy-makers.

In her free time she gardens, rides her motorcycle, and plays old-time country music with her husband, Greg, in their 2-man living-room band, Little Dove.

Research Interests: Energy Law and Policy, Environmental Law
Thesis (Working Title): "Renewable Energy vs. Conservation? Cutting Green Tape, but Improving Ecological Outcomes for Renewable Energy Projects"


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