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Annelise Gill-Wiehl

Annelise Gill-Wiehl is currently an NSF Graduate Student Researcher and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, co-advised by Dr. Dan Kammen and Dr. Isha Ray.

Annelise’s research investigates household energy access in low- and middle- income countries by combining quantitative and qualitative methods from impact evaluation, biostatistics, ethnography, epidemiology, and development economics. Underlying each of her research questions is a focus on gender, equity and environmental justice. Her dissertation work centers upon a step wedge randomized control trial investigating micro-savings’ effect on clean cooking fuel consumption in Tanzania. She also studies the impact of different clean cooking pathways (e.g., biomass pellets vs. LPG)and decentralized electrification solutions in East Africa. Finally, she evaluates the quality of carbon offseting as a pathway to scale clean cooking. She has 8+ years of research in rural Tanzania (including 3 years living in the country).

In 2019, she graduated from the University of Notre Dame as her class salutatorian. While at Notre Dame, Annelise studied Environmental Engineering and International Development Studies. Through the Kellogg Institute, Gill-Wiehl conducted four summers of fieldwork in East Africa from 2016 to 2019 during which she implemented a pilot program that deployed Community Technology Workers to help families transition from firewood and charcoal to gas stoves in Shirati, Tanzania. Annelise enjoys long distance running, listening to political comedy, walking her Yorkshire terrier, and drinking coffee.



Research Groups:

  • RAEL (Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab – Kammen)
  • Water Group (Ray)


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