Please note your affiliation and years of experience in the energy and/or environmental field.
I am currently a graduate student at Georgetown pursuing a dual Master’s program at the Business School and the School of Foreign Service. Prior to graduate school, I spent four years working with Deloitte and other organizations doing international development consulting with USAID, the Department of State, and other agencies. This work encompassed oil and gas development, renewable energy, and utilities management.
Any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention?
Under a project with USAID and later the Department of State, my team conducted analysis of economic and technical viability of non-heavy fuel oil energy sources that led to a $25 million loan guarantee for a financial institution in Jamaica covering a portfolio of alternative energy investments in the country.
In your opinion, what are important issues facing the energy industry nowadays?
I approach the energy industry through the lens of international development: energy is essential for human wellbeing by unleashing agricultural productivity, powering manufacturing sectors, driving transportation, and enabling the delivery of health services. However, nearly a billion people in the world still lack access to electricity, and for billions of people with access, supply is intermittent and unreliable. In the coming years, the great challenge will therefore be balancing the need to satisfy the growing demand for energy worldwide against our planet’s ecological limitations.
How long have you been a member of NCAC? Any particular NCAC memory you would like to share with us?
This is my first year with NCAC! I’m looking forward to learning from all of you and sharing my own experiences in turn.