This bio is current as of 2020.

Annelise Gill-Wiehl is currently a second year MS/Ph.D. Student in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame as her class salutatorian in 2019. While at Notre Dame, Annelise studied Environmental Engineering and completed the minor in International Development Studies through the Kellogg Institute.  Through the Kellogg Institute’s Internship Program, Experience the World Fellowship, International Scholars Program, Gill-Wiehl conducted four summers of fieldwork in East Africa from 2016 to 2019. Through Kellogg’s ISP program, Gill-Wiehl worked with Professor Sara Sievers and implemented a pilot program that deployed Community Technology Workers to help families transition from firewood and charcoal to gas stoves in Shirati, Tanzania.

Profile below was current as of 2019 when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

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

Environmental Engineering
International Development Studies
Current Research

Research Interests
My current research interests include investigating the role of community development in sustainable technology and practical policy to ensure adoption.

Current Research
My current research investigates the possible role of a trained community worker in helping families transition to the gas stove.


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