Levy Nicolas Choquette
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Earth & Environment




I am a Postdoctoral Associate at Boston University in the Earth & Environment Department, working with Professor Andrew Reid Bell to develop better policy interventions to secure rural liveihoods against rising climate and environmental risks. I obtained my PhD in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in January 2023, advised by Professors Michael Oppenheimer and Simon Levin. My research approach is strongly interdisciplinary and collaborative, integrating methods such as agent-based modelling, game theory, and household surveys. I have conducted field research in Nepal’s Chitwan Valley, and am working on participatory modelling projects with stakeholders in Senegal and Brazil’s Rondônia State.

The main questions that underlie my research include:

1) How is climate change re-shaping rural-urban migration patterns?

2) What policies are most effective in helping smallholder farmers adapt to rising climate risks?

3) What governance principles are needed to help societies navigate deeply uncertain climate futures?

Prior to obtaining my PhD, I worked as a sustainability professional in Canada’s energy industry for five years, coordinating sustainability reporting and analytics, quantifying environmental and social risks, and developing collaborative social impact projects with industry and Indigenous partners. I received my Master’s in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary, where I applied life cycle assessment methods to develop new frameworks for evaluating energy systems investments under emerging climate policy, advised by Professor Joule Bergerson. I have undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and International Relations from the University of Southern California. In addition to academic and industry experience, I have had the opportunity to learn about climate and environment governance through internships at the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco and the World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resource team.

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