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Hi my name is Sally, my email is sallymaki(at)berkeley(dot)edu; feel free to touch base. I'm very excited about this school and meeting such a cool crowd :-).
I am currently a second year master's student in an interdisciplinary program at UC Berkeley called the Energy and Resources Group (http://erg.berkeley.edu). My undergrad degree is in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio, which is also where I spent most of my time growing up. I'm currently working on a carbon footprint calculator (see http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu) for the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. I am also working on a project called Berkeley FIRST, about solar financing, with the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (http://rael.berkeley.edu/berkeleysolar). In the past I've worked on indoor air pollution in developing countries, and economic modeling of precision farming. I like to hang out with my neighbors, watch foreign films, "play" on my computer, and explore new places and activities.
I am interested in:
☼ Environmental sustainability
☼ Resource management
☼ Information technology
☼ International development
☼ Social systems and movements
...and the relationships between them. In particular, I am interested in how information technology can be utilized to improve resource management of all kinds.