Nik Sawe

Nik Sawe

Senior Fellow, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative at Stanford PACS

Nik Sawe is a Lecturer in Stanford University’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Senior Fellow at the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, and Project Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Nik uses a combination of surveys, brain imaging, and behavioral experiments to study environmental decision-making. Presently, his work focuses on what motivates philanthropy, how individuals value the environment,  and consumer decision-making involving energy efficiency and eco-labeling. He is a past Fellow at the Stanford Center for Ethics in Society, the Haas Center for Public Service, and the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society. Nik received his Ph.D. in Environment and Resources and B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.