2018 Switzer Fellowships awarded to Stanford PhD students

Switzer Fellows
Stanford PhD students Miyuki Hino (left) and Philip Womble are 2018 Switzer Fellows.

Stanford PhD students MIYUKI HINO and PHILIP WOMBLE have been recognized for their contributions and commitment to improving the environment. They are among 20 graduate students from California and New England to participate in the year-long Switzer Environmental Fellowship program through the Switzer Foundation. Fellows receive support for leadership training and professional development, as well as a $15,000 award to support completion of a master’s or doctoral degree.

Hino is a student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), part of Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, where she studies strategies for managing flood risk in changing climates. Her work aims to help communities around the world manage the risks of sea-level rise, storms and other impacts of climate change, and to inform planning and policy.

Womble also studies in E-IPER and specializes in U.S. water policy and water markets. His research is focused on water rights, laws governing water acquisitions, and how to improve environmental and economic outcomes of water markets in the western United States. Womble’s interdisciplinary education at Stanford includes graduate coursework in hydrology and water economics. He also holds a JD from Stanford Law School.

Read the full article on the Stanford News website.