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Erica Berejnoi

Erica Berejnoi

PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


Erica Berejnoi is pursuing a PhD degree in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Her primary research interest includes how human consumption has an effect on waste, creating issues of waste diversion when our consumption exceeds optimum levels, or when there is no culture for waste diversion or lack of education and investment. Waste issues affect the quality of life of individuals, which is another area she would like to work on in the future. Improving the quality of life and well-being of people is one of the pathways to bringing happiness in our lives, which at the end of the day, is what human beings desire. After finishing her post-graduate studies, she envisions to get involved in waste diversion projects in Bolivia, her home country, to transform it into a model for other Latin American countries.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Sustainability & Enterprise

Spoken Languages:
Spanish (native); Mandarin Chinese (intermediate); Sign Language (elementary)


  • BS, Business Administration (Marketing concentration), Berea College, 2016
  • BA, Asian Studies, Berea College, 2016


Journal Articles


Cloutier, S., E. Berejnoi, S. Russell, B. Morrison and A. Ross. 2018. Toward a holistic sustainable and happy neighborhood development assessment tool: A critical review of relevant literature. Ecological Indicators 89(Jun):139-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.01.055. (link )


Cloutier, S., A. Karner, H. L. Breetz, P. Toufani, N. C. Onat, S. Patel, S. N. Paralkar, E. Berejnoi, B. Morrison, J. T. Papenfuss, A. D. Briggs and C. Carlson. 2017. Measures of a sustainable commute as a predictor of happiness. Sustainability 9(7):1214. DOI: 10.3390/su9071214. (link )

Musikanski, L., C. Polley, S. Cloutier, E. Berejnoi and J. Colbert. 2017. Happiness in communities: How neighborhoods, cities and states use subjective well-being matrics. Journal of Social Change 9(1):32-54. DOI: 10.5590/JOSC.2017.09.1.03. (link )