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Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts

Erin Mayfield, PhD
Sustainable Systems Engineering and Public Policy Researcher and Postdoctoral Scholar, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University

Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. As we work together to address the profound climate crisis, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s new speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, will explore how to transition to a low-/no-carbon transportation system—one that enables disadvantaged communities to gain access to mobility, jobs, and economic opportunity.

Erin Mayfield, PhD, sustainable systems engineering and public policy researcher and postdoctoral scholar at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University, will present her talk, "Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts," as part of the Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System speaker series on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 12 p.m. (ET).

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The public is invited to join us by livestream. Each speaker’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A period where event participants are invited to share ideas, ask questions, and engage with our speakers.

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About the Speaker

Erin MayfieldErin Mayfield, PhD, is a sustainable systems engineering and public policy researcher and currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University. 

Mayfield’s research focuses on developing computational models that integrate techno-economic, environmental, and social equity objectives to inform energy and industrial infrastructure system transitions in the context of climate change. 

She previously worked as an environmental engineer on natural resource damages litigation related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, hazardous waste remediation, and ecosystem services valuation related to petrochemical and pesticide contamination. Mayfield has also held positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Congress, and Environmental Law Institute. 

Mayfield received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Rutgers University, master's degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and PhD in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.