Fields of Study: Environmental Politics and Policy; American Politics
About: Jay is a M.A. student focusing on Environmental Policy and Energy, and American Politics. He hopes to bring the two concentrations together through issues like national renewable energy policies; and national carbon goals and policies, and the various levels of national, state, and utility regulation for the environment and energy.
He graduated from UC Berkeley with an Environmental Engineering degree and worked as an environmental engineer primarily in California, Colorado, and Texas. His concerns regarding differing policies and regulations in the energy and the environmental industries brought him to pursue his M.A., and pursue further study and research regarding the topics. He enjoys playing music and outdoor activities - having grown up in southern Colorado.
His future goals include working in the energy and environmental policy industry, either as a consultant or with a think tank, and potentially pursing his Ph.D. in the field.