Meet Sophie Brennan, IPE’s 2018 Furman University Research Intern!

Sophie Brennan is IPE’s second Furman University research intern, following in the footsteps of our 2017 intern Logan Richardson. The internship is the result of IPE’s cooperation with Furman Univerisity in Greenville, South Carolina, and both students have been recommended by professor Brannon Anderson, member of IPE’s Academic Council.

Sophie is a rising senior studying sustainability science. At Furman Sophie is a member of the women’s lacrosse team in which she is a captain and plays the midfield position. Sophie is from Salisbury, Maryland and has enjoyed her time here in Zagreb, along with using her weekends to travel some of Europe.

During her eight-week internship at IPE Sophie worked on calculations for country-specific donut models and aspirational donut models. She developed texts to clarify the methods and data used to run the calculations for these models. She has also worked on finding and creating graphs for Mladen Domazet’s ‘Degrowth-the transformative culture of realistic and fair 1.5°C global warming limit’ text; along with reading and learning about degrowth. Finally, she has worked on collecting data on the Philippines from 1980-2017 that indicate different social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental aspects of the country.

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