Tony G. Reames, Assistant Professor, Director

Dr. Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability. He conducts research in the emerging field of energy justice, investigating fair and equitable access to affordable, reliable, efficient and clean energy, and seeks to understand the production and persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic residential energy disparities. He has a PhD in public administration, a Masters in engineering management, and a BS in civil engineering. Dr. Reames is also a licensed professional engineer and a veteran US Army Officer.

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Justin Schott, Energy Equity Project Manager

Justin’s bio coming soon.

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Dominic Bednar, Doctoral Candidate

Dominic is a doctoral candidate. The crux of his research lies in understanding how institutional barriers across federal, state, and local levels enable the persistence of household energy inequities such as increased energy inefficiency and increased energy burdens.

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Karl Hoesch, Doctoral Student

Karl is a first year doctoral student.

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Gabriel Gadsden, Graduate Research Assistant

Gabriel is a second-year graduate student.

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Miranda Dupre, Graduate Research Assistant

Miranda is a first-year graduate student at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability where she is concentrating in Environmental Justice. She obtained a BS in Biology and Psychology at the University of New Orleans where she also minored in Sociology and Chemistry. She has a strong orientation with low-income communities and social services and an interest in sociology, the environment, and the necessary intersection of the two disciplines.

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Jack Teener, Graduate Research Assistant

Jack is a first year dual Master’s student at the University of Michigan, pursuing a Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability degree and a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering degree. Jack obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan with a minor in Energy Science and Policy. Jack’s interests lie in sustainable development practices that incorporate energy and ensuring a just energy transition in corporate, non-profit, and governmental spaces using energy efficiency and decarbonization. Jack has worked with the City of Ann Arbor in the Office of Sustainability and Innovations to promote energy solutions and the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering to plan for building decarbonization.

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Kori Johnson-Lane, Graduate Research Assistant

Kori is a third-year graduate student.

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Ariana Mitcham, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ariana is a junior studying Public Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, with a concentration in Environmental Health. Her research in the lab consists of studying the health impacts of energy poverty in elderly homes. Her previous research includes examining what environmental factors influence the spread of dysentery in African countries. Currently, Ariana is on the executive board of the only Professional Environmental Fraternity, Epsilon Eta, at the University of Michigan. Previously, she oversaw a sustainability-themed research group, the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS).

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Samuel Sugarman, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sam is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan with an academic focus on Environmental Science and English. In the UEJL, Sam assists with research seeking to understand the landscape of energy theft in the United States. Through this study, Sam hopes to uncover equitable and environmentally sustainable ways to allocate energy to ALL people.

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