Alice Hsu

PhD Researcher

Alice is a PhD researcher at the University of East Anglia working under Dr. Matthew Jones as a part of the second cohort of the Critical Decades for Climate Change scheme. Her research investigates fire use across the world and the spatiotemporal trends of the ecological, climatic, and socioeconomic factors that affect its use. Alice’s project is multidisciplinary, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods – geospatial analysis and semi-structured interviews – to identify barriers to implementing Integrated Fire Management systems.

Alice holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. She has conducted research related to wildfires, air quality, atmospheric sciences, and climate change at Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition to her research, Alice is interested in educational reform, equitable teaching practices, and increasing the accessibility of science through decolonizing research methodologies. She aims to integrate elements of rethinking how research is done into her project and contribute to developing a more inclusive teaching and research paradigm.