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Olga Epshtein

Olga Epshtein

S3 Research Aide, Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

olga.ephstein@asu.edu

Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 878009
Tempe, AZ 85287-8009

Titles

  • S3 Research Aide, Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Biography

Olga Epshtein is a research aide with the Sustainability Solutions Services (S3). In this capacity, she has led the development of an economic viability model for scenario-based analysis of restorative forest thinning and utilization strategies, and the creation of a decision support tool intended to aid policymakers and stakeholders frame regional material flow as an economic development opportunity.

Prior to joining S3, Olga has worked with the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project, the HydroEcological Engineering Advanced Decision Support group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Wetland Ecosystem Ecology Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, and the Sustainable Infrastructures for Energy and Water Systems partnership between the Georgia Institute of Technology, Arizona State University, and the University of Georgia.  She is interested in modeling the feedbacks between anthropogenic landscape modifications and natural resource management decisions, and regional-scale changes in water, carbon, and energy cycling – with the intent to quantify the implications of these for ecosystem and human health.  

Education

  • BSE, Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, 2013

Expertise

Posters

2012

Epshtein, O., L. J. Turnbull and S. R. Earl. 2012. Modeling runoff response of pervious pavement systems at a catchment scale. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )