Garrett Albistegui Adler
Hello and welcome! I'm Garrett,
a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. Here, I'm advised by Professor Michael Oppenheimer. My research is focused on the social and political impacts of climate variability and change and the policies and practices we can use to moderate those impacts. Much of my work explores links between climatic stress and violent conflict. Broadly speaking, I describe what I do with range of adjectives: interdisciplinary, environmental, quantitative, political, social, and a noun: science.
Before coming to Princeton, I spent a year as a Global Innovation Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House. I completed my PhD in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) and my MA in Political Science at Stanford University. I also hold degrees in Climate and Society (MA), Middle School Science Education (MSEd) and International Relations (AB) from Columbia University , The City College of New York and Brown University, respectively.
At Stanford I was co-advised by Professors Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) and Kenneth Schultz (Political Science). During my PhD, I also had the great privilege of participating in two amazing environmental social science research labs: the Environmental Change and Human Outcomes Lab (ECHOLab) under Prof. Burke and the Climate Risks and Preparedness Lab (Climate Prep) under Professor Katharine Mach at the University of Miami. If you're looking to learn more about cutting edge work on climate and pollution impacts or adaptation, be sure to check out the work of my many fantastic former lab-mates and colleagues.
In a prior life, I was a middle and high school science teacher for six years at MS/HS 223: The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the Mott Haven neighborhood of The Bronx. I'm also a partner and a father of two young boys and I'm eager to connect and share resources with other parents/carers in academia, especially grad students, postdocs and early-career scholars.