Eleanor "Kellie" Stokes

Ph.D Candidate



AB Math and Studio Art, Dartmouth College
MS Mechanical Engineering, MIT


Eleanor Stokes is interested in the relationship between the spatial form and structure of the built environment and urban resource use, and the impact of urbanization on greenhouse gas emissions. Before joining the Urbanization and Global Change Group, she received a MS in mechanical engineering at MIT, focusing on daylighting and building technology, and a BA from Dartmouth College in math and studio art.  She has six years of professional experience in high-performance building design, including two years at the Auburn Rural Studio developing a $20,000 house for Alabama's agricultural belt.  She is a NASA Jenkins doctoral fellow, and spends her summers in Washington DC at Goddard Space Flight Center working with the Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory using the new VIIRS nighttime lights product to analyze urbanization dynamics.