Caroline is a PhD candidate in MIT’s doctoral program in History; Anthropology; and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS). She studies the politics and materialities of energy transitions. Her dissertation uses ethnographic methods to track the designs and debates that are emerging around projects to build novel energy storage infrastructures in Chile and California. She is also a research assistant at the Environmental Solutions Initiative and sits on the Faculty Review Committee convened to help MIT reach its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2026.
Caroline was a 2022-23 International Dissertation Research Fellow with the Social Science Research Council, a 2021-22 Energy Fellow with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and a 2020-21 Graduate Fellow at the MIT Digital Humanities Lab. Her research has been published in the journals Social Studies of Science and Wetlands, as well as in the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative white paper series. She holds a B.A. in Geosciences and American Studies from Williams College, an M.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an M.S. from MIT’s HASTS program. She was also a 2018 Fulbright Scholar in Chile.