Annelise Gill-Wiehl is a senior studying environmental engineering and international development studies. She has worked with the Keough School of Global Affairs’ Associate Dean for Policy and Practice, Sara Sievers, through the Kellogg International Scholars Program. They investigate how to incorporate the preferential option for the poor into policy. Gill-Wiehl’s own research investigates energy infrastructure and the barriers to technology adoption. Most recently, Gill-Wiehl and Professor Sievers have piloted a Community Technology Program in Shirati, Tanzania through a Kellogg Research Grant.
Since freshman year, Gill-Wiehl has been highly involved with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She has interned for the Foundation of Sustainable Development in Masaka, Uganda. Additionally, Gill-Wiehl conducted roughly 200 household energy surveys through an Experiencing the World Fellowship to investigate energy infrastructure in Shirati. Her research interests are at the intersection of engineering and policy in the East African context. She hopes to pursue a PhD to further investigate these issues.
Thesis Title: Pilot of Community Technology Workers in Shirati, Tanzania
My current research interests include investigating the role of community development in sustainable technology and practical policy to ensure adoption.
My current research investigates the possible role of a trained community worker in helping families transition to the gas stove.
International Scholars Head To Top Jobs, Graduate Schools
May 21, 2019
A number of graduating seniors affiliated with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies have received prestigious research grants or awards, while others are entering competitive graduate programs.
International Scholar, IDS Minor Named ND Salutatorian
May 16, 2019
International Development Studies minor Annelise Gill-Wiehl, who has developed a program to introduce gas stoves in Tanzania, has been named salutatorian of the University of Notre Dame’s 2019 graduating class.
Changing the Way Change Happens—and Changing the Voices in the Conversation
Mar 4, 2019
The GlobeMed Summit Conference is a three-day weekend in which the most vibrant and active young voices in global health come together to discuss partnership, lifting up narratives in health, and the need for advocacy work in the field.