Earth Institute Staff Directory

Sandra Baquié

PhD Student, Sustainable Development , Ph.D. in Sustainable Development , School of International and Public Affairs


BIOGRAPHY: Sandra Baquié is a 5th year Ph.D. student in the Sustainable Development Ph.D. program. After an MSc. Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris and various work experiences in Asia, her passion for Development led her to the University of Cambridge where she obtained an M.Phil. Economics summa cum laude. She is now building on her background in Remote Sensing, Physics and Economics to work at the nexus of Development, Health, and Environmental Economics.

Sandra's ongoing projects range from the analysis of nutritional vulnerability in the aftermaths of droughts in Sub-Saharian Africa to the study of the quality of data collected in uncertain times. She is involved in an interdisciplinary project with Prof. DeFries relating migration to forest degradation in Central India. She is also working on the quantification of factors of antibiotic resistance in the US.

Prior to starting her PhD, Sandra gained extensive experience in developing countries from working as a mechanic in China to being a production manager in Cambodia to interning at United Nations ESCAP. She has also worked as a consultant for think tanks and international organizations such as the World Bank.