The energy industry is changing as fast as any sector in the world economy. I am fascinated by the financial innovations that enable the ever-accelerating deployment of technology that mitigates the threat of climate change, while expanding options and lowering rates for energy consumers. Prior to starting my MBA at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, I had the opportunity to perform a long-term consulting engagement for a renewable energy finance project covering 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia. This project inspired me to go back to school and deepen the skills required to pursue a finance career in service of the ongoing energy transition.
At Cornell, I serve as President of the Cornell Energy Club, an education and networking resource for business, engineering, and policy students pursuing careers in the energy industry. The Energy Club also hosts Cornell’s annual Energy Connection, an on-campus conference that connects industry leaders with students through a dialogue about issues facing the energy industry. My academic studies are focused through the Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Fellowship, which allows me to pursue a hands-on curriculum at the intersection of finance skills and sustainability topics.
The OneEnergy Scholars Program offers me a valuable opportunity to build on my pre-MBA experience through industry mentorship and a utility-scale solar consulting practicum. Despite the environmental and economic promise of clean power generation technologies, the industry faces ongoing business and political headwinds. I look forward to tackling those challenges and capitalizing on those opportunities with my peers and future leaders. Connect with me on LinkedIn.