Areidy Beltran is a first-generation doctoral student at UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM). Her research focuses on the Food-Energy-Water-Climate Nexus. She is currently investigating where water availability may lead to water, food, or energy insecurity around the world based on population growth and climate change scenarios.
Before joining ESPM, Areidy worked in the environmental and geotechnical engineering consulting industry in the Bay Area for two years. Areidy holds a Masters degree in Earth and Planetary Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science (with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice) from UC Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. Student (August 2018 - Present)
University of California, Berkeley Masters in Earth and Planetary Science (May 2017)
University of California, Berkeley Bachelors in Environmental Earth Science; Minor Global Poverty and Practice (May 2015)
Research Interests / Specializations:
Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Earth System Science, Climate Change, Hydrology, Food Security, Land - Atmosphere Interactions, Satellite Remote Sensing, Development Engineering, Data Science
Beltran-Peña, A., Rosa, L. and D’Odorico, P., 2020. Global food self-sufficiency in the 21st century under sustainable intensification of agriculture. Environmental Research Letters, 15(9), p.095004.
Rosa, L., Chiarelli, D.D., Sangiorgio, M., Beltran-Peña, A.A., Rulli, M.C., D’Odorico, P. and Fung, I., 2020. Potential for sustainable irrigation expansion in a 3° C warmer climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(47), pp.29526-29534.
Jenkins, W., Rosa, L., Schmidt, J., Band, L., Beltran-Peña, A., Clarens, A., Doney, S., Emanuel, R.E., Glassie, A., Quinn, J. and Rulli, M.C. Shobe, W., Szeptycki, L., D'Odorico, P., 2021. Values-Based Scenarios of Water Security: Rights to Water, Rights of Waters, and Commercial Water Rights. Bioscience.
Honors and Awards
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
NSF Innovations in Food Energy and Water Systems (InFEWS) Fellowship
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
ESPM 50AC - Introduction to Culture and Natural Resource Management
ESPM 100ES - Introduction to the Methods of Environmental Science