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PhD in Environment and Resources, JD in Law

Celina Scott-Buechler

2021 Cohort

Tucson, AZ, United States

Celina Scott-Buechler, from Tucson, Arizona, is pursuing a PhD in environment and resources at the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program at Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences and a JD at Stanford Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from the honors College Scholars program at Cornell University, where she also earned her master's in atmospheric science. Celina is excited to continue her work on environmental justice, federal policymaking, and climate action at Stanford. Specifically, she aims to address the global need to remove past greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere by developing strategies for progressive, equitable carbon removal at the gigaton-scale. Celina has worked as a legislative staffer for Senator Cory Booker, policy director for the Center for Environmental Peacebuilding, and consultant to the UN. She is currently co-chair of the research consortium Ocean Visions' marine circular bioeconomy taskforce, and serves on the board of directors of the Telluride Association, an education-democracy non-profit. Celina has been awarded the national Knauss, Truman, Udall, and NOAA Hollings scholarships.


PhD in Environment and Resources School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
JD, Stanford Law School