Policy interests: Energy, climate, environment, conservation (land-use and agriculture), innovation, and infrastructure

Areas of specialization: Energy technology, climate policy, technology commercialization, energy systems modeling, carbon capture and sequestration, bioenergy

Recent Experience

AAAS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, Washington, D.C. (Planned)

  • Congressional placement forthcoming

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science / Department of Global Ecology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2016-2017)

  • Carbon dioxide removal – Worked with Drs. Chris Field and Katherine Mach to study feasibility and implementation of new technologies, including bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration
  • Energy innovation – Worked with Drs. Ken Caldeira and Michael Mastrandrea to study near-zero emission energy systems, focusing on innovation and R&D priorities for deep decarbonization.


Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California Berkeley (2013- 2015)

  • Dissertation: “Deployment, Design, and Commercialization of Carbon-Negative Energy Systems”
  • Researcher, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). PI: Daniel M. Kammen
  • Graduate Student Researcher, Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). PI: Hanna Breetz
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Climate Policy and Politics (Spring 2015). Dr. Danny Cullenward

M.S., Energy and Resources, University of California Berkeley (2011- 2013)

  • Project: “Dairy Biogas in California: Cost-Effective Development”

B.S.E., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania (2006- 2010)