Gabriel Gadsden

Education: MS Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

Current position: Graduate Research Assistant at the Urban Energy Justice Lab

Supported by: JPB Fellow Tony Reames
Gabriel worked with JPB Fellow Tony Reames during 2020. He received support to conduct research on the health impacts of cold weather exposure in energy poor households.

A native of Hayti, the historically black community in Durham, North Carolina, and the son of a lawyer and schoolteacher, I was taught that education was key to unlocking our full potential, and standing up for justice was a civic duty. In the Urban Energy Justice Lab, I currently investigate how temperature and air quality are related to a home’s energy consumption to alleviate energy burdens and associated health risks.