School: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Department: Sustainable Water Management
Research Interests: Conservation and Ecology, Water Science & Systems, Food Systems, Climate Change, Public Health, Energy Innovation, Cities & Urban Planning
Gufran is a Master's student in the Sustainable Water Management Program. He is focusing specifically on the Water/Food/Energy Nexus. He expects to complete his studies in August 2019. Gufran holds a B.S. in Biosciences from the Comsats Institute of Information Technology and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from Baharia University in Pakistan. Prior to coming to Tufts, Gufran worked with the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research Group (C-CARGO) where he worked on various national and international air quality monitoring projects. He also briefly worked as a graduate research assistant with the Institute of Space Technology in Pakistan where he worked on winter fog monitoring.
Current Studies and Future Goals
When asked what he found most meaningful about his field of study, Gufran responded with the following: "Overall its a great program where we been studying interdisciplinary approaches and solutions to water related issues in a sustainable way. Another appealing trait [is that SWM is] a one year program specifically formulated for water related science. The program curriculum and faculty is also designed perfectly [so] that in just two semesters you can be exposed to lot of knowledge and [gain] understanding of the subject. I feel really satisfied with my learning through this program and [I am] optimistic that after graduating will contribute to solving water related issues worldwide".
Gufran hopes to work with organizations working for a sustainable world with a particular focus on climate change and it's impacts on water quality and quantity once he completes his studies at Tufts.
When not doing school work, Anthonia can be found listening to music, hiking, and traveling.
Favorite Movie: 300
Favorite Place You've Visited: Natal, Brazil
Favorite Course Taken at Tufts: Climate Change and Energy Policy