Pam Jagger is an associate professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. She is an applied political economist whose research focuses on the dynamics of poverty and environment interactions in low-income countries. A global leader in interdisciplinary population and environment research, Jagger leads the interdisciplinary Forest Use, Energy, and Livelihoods (FUEL) Lab, and is the director of the National Science Foundation funded Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa, a five-year collaborative program to support research and training on the topic of energy access in Southern Africa. Jagger has also worked as a policy research scholar with the World Bank, Resources for the Future, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the Center for International Forestry Research. She earned her master’s in forest economics from the University of Alberta and her PhD in public policy from Indiana University.