School: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Department: Sustainable Water Management
Research Interests: Water Science & Systems, Climate Change, Energy Innovation, International Energy Policy
Lukman Fashina is a Master’s student in the Sustainable Water Management (SWM) program, hosted by TIE. He expects to complete his M.S. in August 2020.
Prior to Tufts, Lukman earned his B.S in Geology and an M.S in Petroleum Geoscience. He has worked as a Research Associate at a public policy think-tank in Lagos, Nigeria where he specialized in Energy and Environment, including sustainable development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. This experience exposed him to energy sector governance issues as they impact resource wealth management, energy security, and environmental sustainability in Nigeria as well as the possible solutions to these problems. His internship experience in hydrogeological and environmental (town-water supply quality control) fields have enhanced his understanding of the complexity of water resource that includes groundwater prospecting and extraction, safe municipal water consumption and availability.
Current Studies and Future Goals
Lukman is most interested in the multidisciplinary nature of the SWM program, particularly the problem-based and experiential educational approaches to understanding the nexus between the iron triangle of water, energy, and food (systems). The rich curriculum and activities in this degree track, including the professional skill advancement through the summer practicum and problem-driven seminar, will allow Lukman to leverage his academic background, bolster his research skills, and provide him with a comprehensive understanding of current global management practice in solving development issues relating to water-food-energy linkages.
After graduating, Lukman hopes to apply his expertise to cutting-edge scientific and interdisciplinary research to support policy action. One of his long-term goals is to engage in consultancy services on issues of energy/environmental policy formulation and advocacy, tackling challenges associated with the energy sector and water resource governance, environment, sustainability, and climate change.
In his free time, Lukman enjoyed mentoring and counseling, cooking, and watching football.
Favorite Food/Drink: Amala and Ewedu (Nigerian cuisine)
Movie/TV Show: Nat Geo Wild
Dream Job: Policy Analyst at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN