McKenzie Roberts

Research Assistant
Clean Water & Energy

McKenzie Roberts is a Research Assistant at HARC, working with multiple programs and areas of competitive research including water, air, energy and climate resilience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

In this role at HARC, Ms. Roberts helps support the research efforts of HARC scientists and program directors. She conducts data collection and analysis and develops marketing and communications content. Also, in this capacity, Ms. Roberts develops maps, evaluates risk assessment and climate mitigation, and works through various modules to study environmental and atmospheric profiling.

Ms. Roberts’s primary focus is in energy resilience and anthropogenic and climatic interactions. Ms. Roberts has assisted on numerous projects including Houston’s Climate Action Plan and State of the Bay. She is also a key member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program where she provides technical assistance to those seeking to garner more information regarding the implementation of CHP.

A recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Roberts was active in Mu Alpha Theta (National Math Honor Society) and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium Fellowship. She’s currently studying for an Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University.


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