I am driven by my love of the natural world and my need to accelerate the transition to a smarter and cleaner grid. I’m earning my Masters of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School at Duke University (Class of 2017) and concentrating in economics and policy. My engineering experience and work with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center has given me an appreciation for the complexity of energy systems and the mechanisms that can elicit positive change.
Beyond energy, I have applied my skills to co-found the North American Edible Insect Coalition. The group will help establish the nascent industries related to insects as feed and food by organizing the varied interests and resources. I am especially excited by the potential of the feed industry to address two significant ecological issues, food waste and over-fishing. Connect with me on LinkedIn.