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Ingrid Behrsin (left) with Vice Provost Michael Rios at a university workshop (Fred Greaves)

A Fond Farewell to our Postdoctoral Fellow

Please join us in congratulating postdoctoral fellow Ingrid Behrsin who will begin a new position as an energy and climate research analyst with Global Energy Monitor. Her last day with Public Scholarship and Engagement (PSE) is May 28, 2021.

Ingrid received her Ph.D. in geography with an emphasis in the political ecology of renewable energy classifications and waste markets, and an M.S. in community development from UC Davis. In 2018, she began working with Vice Provost Michael Rios as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, to help shape the future of engaged scholarship and engaged learning at the University. 

Ingrid was instrumental in organizing and facilitating dozens of university workshops as part of a participatory engagement process leading to Public Scholarship for the Public Good: An Implementation Framework for UC Davis. The document, co-authored with Vice Provost Rios, identified strategic goals and objectives focused on faculty, student, and community engagement as well as the establishment of the office of Public Scholarship and Engagement.

Ingrid also conducted research about peer institutions and model programs, which helped shape PSE’s program development and delivery. Noteworthy is the Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows and Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows programs where she developed and implemented curricula for these signature faculty development programs. As someone committed to mentoring students, Ingrid developed and led Poverty Alleviation Through Action grant writing courses, which prepared students to apply for funding as part of the Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs. 

In addition to her role within Public Scholarship and Engagement, Behrsin was a research affiliate with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy, participated in the Graduate Studies Strategic Planning Task Force, and served as a peer advisor to the geography graduate group since 2015.  

In her new role as a research analyst for the Global Renewable Power Tracker, Ingrid will be leading the development of a new global database of renewable energy facilities. 

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