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Madison K. Hoffacker 

Madison K. Hoffacker | is a Renewable Energy System Scientist at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources under Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez. She graduated from Chapman University in 2013 with a BA in Environmental Science and Policy. As a researcher at Stanford University and in partnership with the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology, Madison was the co-developer of the Carnegie Energy and Environmentally Compatibility Model, which provides energy developers, agencies, and stakeholders guidance on siting energy infrastructure in a manner that reduces environmental impacts. Madison is currently applying for graduate school and is eager to return to school to earn a MS in energy management. Madison’s recent work on the use of degraded land for renewable energy development has been featured on NPR. Madison has been published in PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Environmental Science and Technology, and Restoration Ecology and was featured in Chapman Magazine for her research impact on sustainability.  

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