Our Team John H. Lienhard V, PhD, PE Director John H. Lienhard V is Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Mechanical Engineering and the director of the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab at MIT. Renee J. Robins Executive Director As executive director for J-WAFS, Renee J. Robins works closely with faculty director John Lienhard to develop and manage the lab’s activities, priorities, and strategy. Greg Sixt, PhD Director, Food and Climate Systems Transformation (FACT) Alliance and Research Manager for Climate and Food Systems Greg Sixt is leading a collaborative team of researchers to develop a research agenda at the nexus of food systems and climate change adaptation. B. Nicholas Pasinella Financial and Project Coordinator B. Nicholas Pasinella manages J-WAFS' finances and various other project needs. His responsibilities include financial projections, reporting and analysis, among others. Longzhen Han Director of External Relations Longzhen Han works with corporate, government, and non-profit partners to directly support and engage with MIT research through J-WAFS’ Research Affiliate program. Carolyn Blais Communications and Program Manager Carolyn Blais manages J-WAFS' communications efforts and initiatives, and coordinates the call for proposals process. Summer Weidman Communications and Project Assistant Summer Weidman assists in the creation and dissemination of communications produced by J-WAFS, assists in research, analysis, and reporting, and other support. Kenneth Strzepek Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek is a climate, water, and food specialist for J-WAFS. Deng Majok Chol Student Research Assistant Deng Majok Chol is a J-WAFS student research assistant who provides logistic and research support.