Brandon Lewis

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Ph.D. Candidate, School of the Environment

Curriculum Vitae 

Ph.D. candidate, School of the Environmental, Yale University

M.S. in Atmospheric Science, Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, North Carolina State University, 2020

B.S. in Meteorology, Minor in Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2018

Brandon is a PhD candidate at Yale University with an interest in air pollution and health impacts. He is developing research to quantify a variety of air pollution sources such as building materials and animal farming waste and assess how they impact human health outcomes. 
Prior to joining the Bell research group in Fall 2021, Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Master of Science in Atmospheric Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU). There, he used modeling methods to quantify local air pollution exposure from agricultural emission sources. During this time, his interest in Environmental Justice led him to work with local advocacy groups such as the NC Environmental Justice Network while incorporating environmental justice research into his thesis. Also, Brandon has led air quality measurement projects abroad in Botswana, as part of an NSF IRES (International Research Experience for Students) project, and locally in North Carolina. In the greater atmospheric science field, Brandon had interned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory focusing on wind energy development and optimization and at the NC State Climate Office.
Outside of research, Brandon has spent time upholding Diversity and Inclusion as a founding member of the first Community Climate Committee in NCSU’s Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science Department. In his free time, Brandon enjoys tennis, music, reading, playing saxophone and piano, and meeting new people.

Selected Awards 

1. Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa (2024)
2. Environmental Justice Student Research Fellowship (2024)
3. YSE Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Grant (2024)
4. Tropical Resources Institute (TRI) Fellowship (2024)
5. Macmillan International Dissertation Research Fellowship (2024)