Courtesy Assistant Research Professor, Institutes of Energy and Environment, Penn State
Senorpe Asem-Hiablie is a Courtesy Assistant Research Professor at the Institutes of Energy and Environment (IEE) and was the Drawdown Initiative Lead at The Pennsylvania State University. In this role, she operationalized all aspects of Penn State’s partnership with Project Drawdown. Senorpe was a core member of a research team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) who evaluated the environmental footprints (primarily, greenhouse gases, energy, and water) of a nationally important and globally relevant food production system. Specifically, they characterized regional management practices of diverse beef production systems and performed a first-of-a-kind comprehensive national benchmarking of beef sustainability. Their results are providing the industry and its stakeholders with data-driven decision tools to help prioritize actions to reduce negative impacts on environmental footprints.
Senorpe received her doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering from Penn State where she worked to improve analytical methodologies and modeled the environmental transport of anthropogenic pollutants of concern in the U.S. and abroad. She received her master’s in marine estuarine environmental sciences from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and her bachelor's in oceanography and fisheries science from the University of Ghana, Legon.