NSF Graduate Student Researcher, MS/Ph.D. Candidate
University of California, Berkeley
Annelise Gill-Wiehl is currently an NSF Graduate Student Researcher and an MS/Ph.D. Candidate in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Annelise’s research investigates household energy access in low- and middle- income countries utilizing impact evaluation methods. Her dissertation work centers upon a step wedge randomized control trial investigating micro-savings’ effect on clean cooking fuel consumption in Tanzania. She also studies the impact of different clean cooking pathways (e.g., biomass pellets vs. LPG) and decentralized electrification solutions in East Africa. Finally, she evaluates her work’s implications for climate equity, focusing on women and low-income households. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Notre Dame as her class salutatorian. While at Notre Dame, Annelise studied Environmental Engineering and International Development Studies. Through the Kellogg Institute, Gill-Wiehl conducted four summers of fieldwork in East Africa from 2016 to 2019 during which she implemented a pilot program that deployed Community Technology Workers to help families transition from firewood and charcoal to gas stoves in Shirati, Tanzania.