Energy storage, energy infrastructure development, emerging economies, energy finance, emerging technologies
Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy & Environment
Associate in Arts, June 2014
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Major(s): Business Administration; Economics
Bachelor of Science, July 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Major(s): Aquatic Biology
Associate Energy Specialist, CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
Managed technical evaluations of 20+ thermal energy projects and held project owners accountable for environmentally sustainable energy infrastructure development, implementation, and operation. Consulted with State and Federal agencies on energy technology, development, infrastructure, and power plant siting issues. Served as divisional lead to the BOEM/California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. Analyzed rebate applications, managed accounts, and allocated funds pertaining to the New Solar Homes Partnership portion of the $2.167 billion California Solar Initiative. Wrote, organized, and edited the 2016 Environmental Performance Report with a multidisciplinary team of colleagues.
Integrated Environmental Resource Management Volunteer, UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS
Consulted with 4 Fijian governmental agencies, 10+ NGOs, and dozens of local entrepreneurs on sustainable natural resource management, land use planning, and infrastructure development. Managed, coordinated, and facilitated 13 environmental education outreach programs and sustainable resource use workshops at symposiums and in rural communities. Collaborated with 8 fellow Peace Corps volunteers on public health, small business, and environmental work-share projects. Created, developed, and managed the project plan for a multipurpose aquaculture hatchery and resource center in Fiji’s Northern Division, with the goal of meeting the yearly stock demand of ~90 aquaculture farms by producing 500,000 juvenile fish and 3 million juvenile prawns per year.
Event and Networking Coordinator, NICHOLAS SCHOOL ENERGY CLUB
Planned, organized, and managed social and networking events, energy-related day trips, on-campus guest speakers, and career events.
Volunteer, SACRAMENTO COUNTY GIFTS FROM THE HEART
Organized and participated in the California Energy Commission’s annual fundraising and gift-purchasing efforts. Provided hundreds of holiday gifts and thousands of dollars in contributions for 50 children and 25 seniors in 2015; expanded to 75 children and 25 seniors in 2016.
Chairman, VOLUNTEER ADVISORY COUNCIL
Led, organized, and planned 7 quarterly liaison meetings between Peace Corps staff and volunteers. Provided policy recommendations to Peace Corps Country Director and staff.
Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank