Environmental Impact Mitigation

Anne Rolfes

Anne Rolfes
Alumna, M.S., Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Anne Rolfes, Founding Director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, began her career in Nigeria, collaborating with local communities to address oil companies’ destruction of the Niger Delta. She returned to Louisiana in 2000 and founded the Louisiana Bucket Brigade to end pollution in her home state.

Rachel Bonet

Alumna, M.S., Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species

I am a M.S. alumna in International Development, and I am focusing on environmental issues, with environmental and wildlife conservation being of particular interest to me. The interconnected nature of development and the environment as well as the necessarily international nature of environmental issues led me to Tulane's Payson program as it allows for specialization of course content to fit one's specific academic and career backgrounds and interests.

Li Li

Alumna, PhD, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

Environmental specialist with expertise in international development and environmental science. Professional experience in operating air quality monitoring instruments, as well as managing and promoting air quality monitoring cooperation between countries. Excellent research and cross-cultural communication skills. Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

Mario Mancilla

Mario Mancilla
Guest Lecturer

Mario Mancilla was designated as Technical Assistant (Deputy General Coordinator) at the The Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM) by the Environmental Affairs Council in Guatemala on March 2008, with the possibility of reappointment. Since his arrival, Mario has been a cornerstone for the analysis of all the submissions that have been filed to date, as well as in the preparation of several Factual Records.

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy
Associate Professor

Laura Murphy is clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). In 2011, Dr. Murphy was appointed “Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship” in the first class of Social Entrepreneurship Professors at Tulane University.

Meredith Dudley

Meredith Dudley
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Andrew (A.J.) Englande, Jr.

A.J. Englande, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

A. J. Englande is a professional environmental engineer specializing in natural resource management including water quality and toxics assessment/control. Areas of research are: industrial waste management, wastewater and water treatment; bioremediation; fate of trace contaminants and pathogens in the environment. Specific research focus includes natural, low cost treatment/remediation methods and technology treatability feasibility studies of water, wastewater and hazardous waste alternatives. He has published extensively in these areas of study.

Nkiama N. Konde

Nkiama N. Konde
Doctoral Student

Nkiama N. Konde holds masters degrees from both the Kinshasa School of Public Health and Tulane University's Payson Center for International Development. Nkiama is currently on faculty at the Kinshasa School of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His research focuses on the hygenic processing of septic waste in high population areas via lagoon sewage treatment.

S.T. Hsieh

S.T. Hsieh
Research Professor

Dr. S. T. Hsieh is the Founding Director of the US/China Energy and Environmental Technology Center (EETC) at the Payson Center, and the Pacific Rim Center at Tulane University. Through the EETC, officially established in 1997, Dr. Hsieh facilitates a forum of information exchanges on energy and environmental technologies between governments, international organizations and the community enabling identification and propagation of opportunities for US-Chinese business ventures. Dr.

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