Francesco Serafin

Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Francesco is a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University. He has his PhD in Environmental Engineering from University of Trento. His work is focused on extending cloud computing platforms with surrogate modeling capabilities, and complex networks for hydrological modeling. He is currently carrying on this research at OMSLab. During his free time he enjoys all that the Colorado outdoors have to offer and spending time catching up with his friends.

Javier Antonanzas

Postdoctoral Fellow,
Mechanical Engineering Department
Javier Antonanzas is a postdoctoral researcher focused on sustainability studies of energy production systems. His Ph.D. work was focused on optimization models for design and operation of photovoltaic power plants. Javier did three research stays during his Ph.D. in different international centers focused on solar energy: Fraunhofer Institute in Santiago (Chile), University of Jaen (Spain) and NREL (Golden, CO). Outside of work, he spends his free time climbing and running in the mountains.

James Hale

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences
Former postdoc at the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago
Ph.D. Sociology, Colorado State University
M.S.S. Society and the Environment, University of Colorado at Denver
B.A. Psychology, University of Colorado
Hello, I am a sociologist who specializes in studying the socio-cultural, community, and governance dimensions of food, agriculture, and environment improvement efforts. I have spent time in both practitioner and research settings including working as a Peace Corps agroforestry agent in Malawi, helping spearhead alternative food projects in Colorado, and leading related research projects at Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Public Health. More recently, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago in New Zealand. To learn more about my background and experience please visit

Lindsey Sloat

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Lindsey is a postdoc with Nathan Mueller at Colorado State University. Lindsey has her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. Her post-graduate work has focused primarily on climate impacts to global agriculture. She is interested in understanding how increasing temperatures and changing precipitation regimes impact both crop and grazing systems. Her work examines climate trends and large-scale geographic patterns in agriculture, leveraging agricultural census data, climate and soil records, hydrological modeling output, and new remote sensing data. Some of her current interests include climate adaptation through crop migration, the use of remotely sensed Solar Induced Fluorescence in crop productivity forecasting, and how changes in snowmelt runoff have impacted crop irrigation.

Carrie Chennault

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Statistics
Carrie is a postdoctoral fellow and School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) Sustainability Leadership Fellow working with Dr. Joshua Sbicca in the Department of Sociology and Dr. Melissa McHale in the Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability. Carrie has her PhD in Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University, where she worked as a graduate researcher with ISU Extension’s Local Foods and SNAP-Education programs. In her research, Carrie is passionate about issues of food justice, anti-racism, and community engagement. Her postdoctoral food systems research includes a nationwide study of food and agriculture programs in US state prisons.