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Jill Horing


Jill Horing is a Ph.D. candidate in management science and engineering. She is passionate about addressing climate change: both identifying strategies for mitigation and managing the impacts already facing society. After moving to California in 2018 and witnessing the devastating wildfire season, she decided to focus her doctoral research on wildfires. Jill's work seeks to illuminate the balance between the costs of action and of inaction and includes the study of strategies to reduce ignitions by powerlines, individual- and community-level wildfire preparedness, and the use of prescribed fire to meet multiple management objectives. Her methods are as diverse as the topics themselves, drawing from the fields of optimization, data science, economics and social science. In additional to her doctoral work, Jill spent the fall of 2020 as a Schneider Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Prior to starting at Stanford, Jill was a researcher at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. There, she assisted in the development and use analysis of GCAM, a global integrated assessment model. In this role, Jill analyzed the energy system transitions necessary to meet climate mitigation goals. She served as an author on the 4th National Climate Assessment, synthesizing and communicating the latest scientific knowledge on the inter-sectoral impacts of climate change. Jill holds an M.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University and a B.E. from Thayer School at Dartmouth College.