Eliandro Tavares is an Assistant Researcher at the Applied Economics Clinic. He has 3 years of experience in environmental research including field work, data analysis, and funded research projects. He has lead directed studies on lead contamination and presented his own research findings at the Boston University annual research symposium, as well as the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference. He was also the subject of a publication in the BU Today newsletter, highlighting his work as a Field Technician for the National Science Foundation’s Macro Systems Biology Project.
Prior to joining the Applied Economics Clinic, Eliandro graduated from Boston University. During his time there he interned with Environment Massachusetts where he organized campaigns for a 100 percent renewable energy bill. He also volunteered for the UNICEF BU chapter, organizing fundraisers for children without access to clean water, and represented his University as a Dean’s Host. His BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy provides him experience with the methods of analysis as well as environmental modeling and his coursework in biology, statistics, economics, and sustainable development a platform to lead his own research. He was the lead for a directed study on lead contamination in Massachusetts public water systems and used R to benchmark a predicted ecosystem analyzer (PEcAn). He is also proficient in R, GRETL, and GIS.