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Ph.D. Student

Tess Hegarty

Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, admitted Spring 2018
Tess Hegarty is currently a PhD candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and she’s passionate about building decarbonization as a part of addressing the climate crisis. Her PhD thesis research explores the intersection of probabilistic life cycle assessment (LCA) metrics and industrialized construction through ongoing collaborations between industry and academia. 

Her undergraduate degree focused on structures, architecture, and design via MIT's flexible 1-ENG program, and she spent her junior year studying abroad at the University of Cambridge. Directly after graduating from MIT, she started her MS/PhD at Stanford, with fellowship support from the NSF GRFP and SGF.

While at Stanford, she co-founded a volunteer student organization called Engineering Students for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ES4DEI). She’s also interested in design thinking and has taken four classes while at Stanford, including Designing (Ourselves) for Racial Justice, Transformative Design, Creativity in Research Scholars, and Print on Purpose. She enjoys applying her graphic design skills for Scientists Speak Up, a student organization dedicated to combatting science misinformation.


MS, Stanford University, Structural Engineering (2019)
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Civil and Environmental Engineering (2017)