Elise J. Zufall

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Position Title
Ph.D. Student | Geography Graduate Group

Wickson 2126
Office Hours
By appointment

Elise Zufall is a PhD student in the Geography Graduate Group and is a member of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, working under Dr. Mark Lubell.

Elise's main research interest is in understanding how and why farmers make conservation decisions. Elise has experience in interdisciplinary sustainable agriculture research, environmental decision-making research, local- and national-level science communication, and erosion modeling.

Education and Degree(s)
  • M.S. Earth Systems, Stanford University, 2019
  • B.S. with Honors, Earth Systems, Stanford University, 2018
Honors and Awards
  • 2018 School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Dean's Award for Undergraduate Academic Achievement, Stanford University
  • Nominated for the Stanford Boothe Prize for Excellence in Freshman Writing, 2015
  • Assistant editor and content contributor to Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance
  • Researcher and Contributor to Paul Hawken's 2021 book Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation