Ananya Chaurey

Ananya Chaurey

Career Interests

Energy consulting; renewable development; energy access; energy efficiency; electric power markets

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Master of Environmental Management, Expected May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment. GPA: 3.7/4.0
Coursework: Energy Technologies; Energy Systems Modeling; Microgrid Design; Markets for Electric Power; Input-Output LCA; Building Energy Analysis; Energy Law; Energy Finance
Master’s Project: “Energy Storage Pathways to meet California’s 2030 GHG Goals:” Evaluating the GHG reduction potential of deploying energy storage solutions during peak evening hours to reduce thermal generation
 
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, May 2013
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Electrical Engineering
Coursework: Analog circuit design, Digital Signal Processing, Semiconductor technology
Honors: College of Engineering Dean’s List, Fall 2011, Winter 2013; University Honors, Winter 2013
 

Professional Experience

Summer Intern, Rocky Mountain Institute, Basalt, CO
Built an Excel model to estimate the potential of lighting energy efficiency in western Africa. Analyzed various data sources to gather data on household characteristics and energy use. Honed complex problem-solving skills by piecing together unrelated data to calculate the savings of energy efficient lights in households. Conducted literature review of lighting standards from around the world to inform my project on Africa. May – July 2017
 
Hardware Design Engineer, Nippon-Seiki International Ltd, Troy, MI
Participated in design and validation of instrument clusters for 5 General Motors vehicles. Used Zuken CAD software for PCB design and troubleshooting. Assigned hardware engineering lead for Chevrolet Camaro project. Served as liaison between software, mechanical and hardware team, and reported progress to GM. February 2014 – August 2015
 
Student Intern, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India
Worked on a Government of India funded project titled “Testing and Long-term performance evaluation of Solar PV lighting systems”. Conducted and documented tests including luminous intensity, current draw, solar PV voltage output, etc. on various solar lighting systems. Assisted on market analysis of solar home lighting systems by interacting with local sellers and obtaining sale and specification information. Only intern selected to attend training session on PV technologies at Texas Instruments in New Delhi. July – August 2012
 

Additional Information

Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel (proficient); VBA, Python, C++, R (basic)
Student Groups: Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN)
Other technical skills: Building energy audits; energy modeling using Excel
Languages: English , Hindi - native
French, Bengali - beginner

Coming from an engineering background, I possess strong critical thinking and analysis, and project management skills that will prepare me well for the energy consulting sector.

Skills

energy efficiency
excel modeling
statistics

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

English
French

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Midwest
West

Preferred Sector

Consulting
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank