Through MCSC, Climate Scholar Pamela Duke Gains Confidence in Sustainability Work
December 13, 2022
"With our very different perspectives, we were able to learn from each other to better understand the carbon capture environment"
Pamela Duke is a senior at MIT studying Finance and Economics. She has been working with Impact Fellow Glen Junor since February 2022 as an MCSC Climate and Sustainability Scholar and En-ROADS facilitator. En-ROADS is a global climate simulator developed by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and Ventana Systems, that allows users to explore the impact of various policies—such as transport electrification, carbon pricing, and improving agricultural practices—on hundreds of factors like energy costs, air quality, sea level rise, and temperatures. We caught up with Pamela to discuss her MCSC experience and how it has set her up for a future in climate finance.
What was a highlight of your MCSC experience?
What is a way you were able to provide new insight and create a meaningful impact on your research team?
Coming into this position, was there something, in particular, you were nervous/excited for? How do you feel about that same thing now?
What’s something from this program you are excited to apply to your studies after you leave the MCSC?
Do you have any advice for students thinking of applying to or just beginning a fellowship here at the MCSC?
If you could be any kitchen utensil, which one would you be and why?