Meet the Team

Maria Ivanova

Maria Ivanova

Center Director

Maria Ivanova is an international relations and environmental policy scholar specializing in governance and sustainability.

Joe Ageyo

Joe Ageyo

Center Research Fellow

Joe Ageyo joined KTN in 2000 as a general news reporter, but his work was focused on environmental stories.

Niko Urho

Niko Urho

Center Research Fellow

Niko Urho specializes in global environmental and sustainability governance, in particular, sound management of chemicals and waste, and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Pia Kohler

Pia Kohler

Center Research Fellow

Pia Kohler is an interdisciplinary social scientist who conducts research on global environmental politics, chemicals governance, plastics, and science-policy interfaces.

Meg Hassey

Meg Hassey

Research Associate

Meg is currently a doctoral student in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

Candace Famiglietti

Candace Famiglietti

Research Associate

Candace is currently a doctoral student in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

Mellisa Goodall

Mellisa Goodall

Center Research Advisor

Melissa Brown Goodall is the Senior Director of the Environmental Innovations Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania.

John Matuszak

John Matuszak

Center Research Fellow

John Matuszak is the senior fellow for international strategy at Global Council Science and the Environment.

Harris Gleckman

Harris Gleckman

Center Research Fellow

Harris Gleckman was was a staff member of the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, head of the NY office of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and is the Director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting

Anna Dubrova

Anna Dubrova

Research Associate

Anna is currently a doctoral candidate in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

Jiedine Phanbuh

Jiedine Phanbuh

Research Associate

Jiedine is currently a doctoral student in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

James Whitacre

James Whitacre

Research Associate

James is currently a doctoral candidate in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy

Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy

Center Research Fellow

Natalia is currently Assistant Professor of International Relations and Global Governance in the Department of International Business at Universidad EAFIT.

Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi

Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi

Center Research Fellow

Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi served as a diplomat and scientist with expertise in environmental and sustainable development policy and a strong foundation in engineering and analysis.

Peter Katanisa

Peter Katanisa

Center Research Fellow

Peter Katanisa currently works on Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy (ENB) at the World Bank and is the Coordinator of the Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice Africa.

Fridah Dermmillah Obare

Fridah Dermmillah Obare

Research Associate

Dermmillah is currently a doctoral student in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

Elen Paronyan

Elen Paronyan

Research Associate

Elena is currently a Master's student in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.

Rebecca Yemo

Rebecca Yemo

Research Associate

Rebecca is currently a doctoral student in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston.