Sagal Alisalad is an Assistant Researcher at the Applied Economics Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic full-time, she worked part-time as a Research Assistant for two years. She graduated from Tufts University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Environmental studies with a minor in Colonialism Studies. As a Gill Fellow at Tufts, Sagal completed a research project entitled “Mapping the Environmental Impact of Industrial Activities in Africa: Reviewing Patterns of Exploitation and Ecosystem Degradation”.
Sagal has over two years of experience conducting independent research through her coursework, her work as a Gill Fellow at the Tufts’ Center for the Study of Race Democracy, and her prior role as a research assistantship at the Applied Economics Clinic. Sagal is proficient in data collection/organization, R, Stata, and GIS. Although her main research passion is environmental justice, Sagal’s other research interests include climate policy, political economy, and the impact of colonial legacies in Africa.