People / Alumni

Monkgogi Otlhogile

Monkgogi (who goes by MK) was born and raised in Botswana and recently graduated cum laude with her BA from Scripps College in Environment, Economics, and Politics. Personally, MK has worked extensively with and for underrepresent students in higher education through numerous leadership roles, mentorships, and volunteering opportunities. Access to and visibility of underrepresented students in higher education have become very important to MK, often finding their way into her academic and co-curricular interests. Academically, MK has written articles and book chapters regarding mining, food and water insecurity, and renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, after experiencing three energy crises in Botswana, MK has become very interested in addressing the energy poverty in southern Africa through appropriate energy systems, technological transfers, and well implemented policies. Publications
  • “The Environmental Impacts of Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • Global Climate Change and Natural Resources 2012: A Roberts Environmental Center Annual Snapshot
  • “The Future of Biofuels” Sustainable Energy in Southern California 2013: A User’s Guide
  • “Energy Consumption and Production in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • Consequences of Global Climate Change
  • “Hydraulic Fracturing in Botswana: Why The San People, the Elephants and the Water Matter”, Stanford Journal of African Studies 2014