L4E PHD FELLOW - ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS - UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Rigo is a PhD student in the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) project at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Gund Institute for Environment at UVM. Rigo is broadly interested in how we can link sustainability science with policy to improve the way we use our natural resources, with the principal goal of improving quality of life, while maintaining a healthy and resilient ecological foundation. His research at UVM will gravitate around issues of ecological finance, where he will focus on analyzing the role of sustainability science in the Green New Deal, and its implications for sustainable development and climate change policy, through an ecological economics framework rooted in its biophysical foundation. He holds two master’s degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Public Affairs.