People

Lab Director

Prof. Dr. Arnim Wiek 

Full Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, since 2019 

Guest Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany, since 2021

Guest Professor, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, since 2014

Guest Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Spring 2018

Associate Professor (tenured), School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013-2019

Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan, Summer 2009

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2008-2013

Visiting Scientist, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2007-2008

Senior Researcher and Course Instructor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2005-2007

Ph.D., Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2005 

M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, University of Jena, Germany and ETH Zurich, 2002 

M.A. Philosophy, University of Bonn and Free University Berlin, Germany, 1998 

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Team

Dr. David Sipple 

Lab Manager 

Research Associate, Project Coordinator and Course Instructor, Chair of Environmental Governance, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, 2016-2022

Ph.D., Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2022

M.Sc. Geography of Global Change, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2016

B.Sc. Geography, University of Marburg, Germany, 2013

Research Projects

  • Developing Sustainable Transnational Food Supply Chains in the Upper Rhine Region (2022-ongoing) LINK
  • Municipal Tools for Fostering the Sustainable Local Food Economy (2021-2023) LINK
  • KERNiG – Municipal Food Systems as Key to Integrative Sustainability Governance (2016-2022) LINK

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Sophia McRae 

Research Assistant and Master Student 

Master Program in Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg, Germany 

B.A. History and Environmental Humanities, University of Rochester, USA, 2019

Research Projects  

  • Adoption of Sustainable Practices by Produce Wholesale Markets (2022-ongoing) LINK
  • Developing Sustainable Transnational Food Supply Chains in the Upper Rhine Region (2022-ongoing) LINK

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Annelie Plachetka 

Master Student 

Master Program in Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg, Germany 

B.A. Political Science and Sociology, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2020

Research Projects

  • Adoption of Sustainable Practices by Produce Wholesale Markets (2022-ongoing) LINK

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Sofia Henning 

Research Assistant and Master Student  

Master Program in Health Education, University of Education Freiburg, Germany 

B.Sc. Health Education, University of Education Freiburg, Germany, 2022

Research Projects

  • Amplifying the Impacts of Cooperative-Consumer Food Businesses (2023-ongoing) LINK

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Jenna Bryant

Research Assistant 

B.A. Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA, 2023 

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Gabriel Sheppard 

Research Assistant 

B.A. Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA, 2023 

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Alumni

  • Dr. Nigel Forrest, 2016-2022; Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr. Stefanie Albrecht, 2017–2022; Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Eberswalde, Germany
  • Lucía Gascón, M.Sc., 2021-2022; Öko-Institut, Freiburg, Germany
  • Paula Pinto Zambrano, M.Sc., 2021-2022; Climate & Company, Germany
  • Katharina Greulich, B.Sc., 2021-2022; Öko-Institut, Freiburg, Germany
  • Dr. Hanna Weber, 2017–2021; Klimaschutzmanagement, Landkreis Lüneburg, Germany
  • Allison Buchanan, M.S.S., 2019-2021; Technicians for Sustainability, Tuscon, AZ, USA
  • Bruna Carvalho, M.G.S.S., 2019-2021; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Madeline Mercer, M.S.S., 2019-2021; Office Sustainability & Resilience, City of Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Sophia Schroeder, M.G.S.S., 2019-2021; ESG Service Group, KPMG, Germany
  • Dr. Tamsin Foucrier, 2015–2020; Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Dr. Aaron Redman, 2016–2020; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Hanna Layton, M.S.S., 2019-2020; Thrive Consultancy, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Huda Khalife, M.S.S., 2019-2020; Thrive Consultancy, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Nick Shivka, M.S.S., 2018-2020; Local First Arizona, USA
  • Anna Harmon, M.S.S., 2018-2019; Freelancer