Knoxfill, University of Virginia
Michaela Barnett, PhD is the founder of KnoxFill, a zero waste refillery in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, where her research focused on waste behaviors. Previously, she worked in university recycling and as an outdoor educator abroad. Michaela has a B.S. from Furman University, where she studied sustainability science and Spanish.
Michaela also writes about waste, sustainability, and behavioral science for popular audiences. Her writing has appeared in Gizmodo’s Earther, MIT Sloan Management Review, Behavioral Scientist, Alluvian, and others.