In the field of sustainability, growth in the clean energy sector has been the result of market-based outcomes. As such, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to progress in the evolving and expanding clean energy industry. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy, I began my career as a Cal Energy Corps Fellow at Bosch Solar Energy in Germany, where I studied the United States solar market and developed a go-to-market strategy. Upon completing my fellowship, I returned to California to work at the California Public Utilities Commission, where I designed and implemented California’s clean energy programs at both the utility-scale and distributed generation levels. Specifically, I managed utilities’ wholesale renewable energy procurement, helped build the state’s transmission planning model, developed California’s community renewables program, and oversaw incentive programs for solar and other emerging clean energy technologies.
After four years of working in energy policy, I decided to pursue my MBA at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business so that I could be in a position to bring capital to clean energy projects. At McCombs, I am focusing my studies on Finance and as a Vice President of the MBA Cleantech Group and McCombs Cleantech Fellow, I’m helping to increase clean energy’s presence within Texas’s larger energy community. I’ve spent my first semester helping organize Austin’s first solar business festival and consulting for the Energy Storage Association.
Post-MBA, I want to apply my policy experience and finance skills in a corporate finance, corporate strategy or project development role within the clean energy sector. Connect with me on LinkedIn.