Welcome to this website! My name is Veronika Vazhnik, I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in BioRenewable Systems at Penn State University’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering department, and I minor in Operations Research. Currently, I am conducting my research at Idaho National Lab as the graduate fellow.
I research agricultural landscape decision-making and how to assist farmers in designing the most sustainable and resilient farms according to their priorities. To reach such goal, I am developing a sustainability assessment framework which searches for the optimal combination of economic, social and environmental impacts of the farm, while meeting farmer’s goals.
On this website, you can find my CV, research interests, a blog about science communication and some resources for interesting reads in my scientific domains.