We are proud to announce that five students from the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program have won Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) post-graduate Climate Corps fellowships. EDF describes these highly selective fellowships as their “premier fellowship program.” Winners are given an intensive week-long training session, and then placed with organizations to work on customized energy efficiency and management projects. EDF later convenes program alumni and host organizations in an annual networking event, making the fellowships a true career-building experience.
Fellows are chosen after a rigorous selection process, and we are very proud that four EPSM students have won these prestigious fellowships. The students and their projects are:
—Molly Johnson, 2015, evaluation of options for diversifying Dartmouth College’s energy profile as part of the college’s new sustainability plan;
—Charles Umberger, 2015, benchmarking energy use and putting together a capital plan for energy-saving investments at Comcast;
— Devashree Ghosh Saha, 2015, working with the city of Hoboken, New Jersey on a microgrid demonstration project, to help the city cope with future energy emergencies caused by Hudson River flooding; and,
—Gianna Zapiti, 2016, working with Philadelphia Energy Solutions to re-evaluate earlier EDF projects in light of significant changes at the energy facility, and to identify and rank new energy saving opportunities.
—Laura Marincola, 2016, working with KKR to develop a national utility rates and rebates database, and support strategic development and roll-out of GPP 2.0 (green portfolio program).