Jolisa Brooks

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First-year Master of Environmental Science Candidate

Jolisa (Jo) is a first-year Master of Environmental Science candidate (MESc 2018). Her background is political theory, the history and philosophy of science, and environmental policy. During her undergraduate career she conducted geological research in Antarctica and Ushuaia, Argentina where she analyzed sustainable industrial fishing policies to protect keystone species. After graduating in May 2015, she served as a corporate responsibility analyst for ArcelorMittal USA, the world’s largest manufacturer of steel. In that capacity, she worked on a range of projects including, land restoration at former industrial sites, and creating and investing in preexisting STEM programs for inner-city Chicago youth.   Jolisa has also worked on international policy as a fellow with the US. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and is currently employed with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Her research interests presently center on environmental injustice, governance, as well as social, political and industrial ecology. She is a womanist, environmentalist, and human rights advocate. She loves Gilmore Girls and exploring, having traveled to 6 continents.