Marco started his MSc student at IRES in 2017. He is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Gunilla Öberg. Marco studied at UNAM in Mexico, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2016. His interest in science and the best use of scientific knowledge in environmental issues drove him to expand the focus of his studies and explore the intersection between the environment, science, and policy. The project he is working on for his master thesis focuses on the decisions and judgments that scientists make when considering uncertainties and risks in their own research. The case study that he will be using is the Victoria wastewater treatment controversy.
Sandeep is a Ph.D. student, Liu Scholar, and Public Scholar at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, working with Dr. Hisham Zerriffi. Prior to UBC, he completed an Erasmus Mundus Master of Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management, jointly taught at Central European University, Hungary, and Lund University, Sweden. He also holds a Bachelor in Engineering from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Print Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media. Professionally, he worked for many years in India as an award-winning journalist, writing for national and international newspapers and magazines. His research interests include the social and political implications of energy transitions. He has also co-authored a book “Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution,” which focuses on the social impacts of energy transition in the Canadian oil sands and Indian coal mining belt.