2016 Fulbright Scholar Camilla Schramek

Emory College senior Camilla Schramek was named one of 10 Fulbright Study/Research Scholar recipients for the 2016-2017 school year in Denmark.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

The Fulbright grant will fund Schramek’s first year of a two-year master’s program in Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen, as well as her research with Dr. Niels Strange on macro-scale geographic, economic, and political explanatory patterns and their congruence with environmental collaboration. As an Environmental Science and dual Political Science and Mathematics double major, Camilla is incredibly passionate about addressing climate change and implementing real-world solutions to mitigate and analyze this monumental issue. She wants to work on climate change and energy policy.

During her time at Emory, Camilla has gained a diverse and in-depth set of experiences in the climate change and energy field. Last spring she interned at the UNEP-DTU in Copenhagen and published a report on energy efficiency policy case studies. This past summer she interned at ICF International, in their Energy Efficiency and Advisory team, analyzing and consulting on a wide range of projects from the EPA Clean Power Plan to natural gas pipelines. She is currently  working as a solar development analyst at SolAmerica Energy in Atlanta, GA and is working to publish a quantitative paper, under the mentorship of Dr. Eri Saikawa, analyzing the ability of state's to meet the emissions reductions in 2030 that were set by the Clean Power Plan.

Camilla believes she was recognized due to her out-of classroom experience, four years of research with Dr. Saikawa on climate change analysis and policy, and academic success. This grant will give her the opportunity to gain the post-graduate knowledge she needs to pursue her passion to become a leader in international climate change policy and advance cooperation and communication between nations.

Photo and content courtesy of Camilla Schramek