ENERGY WEEK TEAM
More than 40 students from across Duke have come together over the course of the year to make Energy Week at Duke possible. Our team consists of undergraduates, graduates, and staff from nearly every school on campus and a slew of different degree programs. Check out the event leads below, as well as our advisors, who we thank for their continued guidance.
Energy Week Co-Chairs
Marketing Team Co-Chairs
Energy Conference Co-Chairs
Case Competition Co-Chairs
Sonia is a 3rd-year MEM/MBA candidate interested in a career focused on building sustainable business models, managing ESG risks as well as crafting climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for private sector organizations. She is also an EDF Climate Corps Fellow who helped Bank of America with projects around Financed Emissions and Climate Alignment. Before graduate school, she worked as a financial risk consultant with KPMG.
Energy Innovation Showcase Co-Chairs
Jeff is a 2nd-year MEM candidate who is pursuing work with Green Banks (statewide financial institutions that help achieve renewable energy goals) and solar project development. Prior to entering Duke Nicholas School, he was a researcher of smart grids and demand response technology at the Smart Electric Power Alliance and an English teacher in Spain.
Energy Justice Panel Co-Chairs
Natalie Valent is a 2nd-year MPP candidate interested in global energy access and development, energy efficiency, climate finance, and women’s empowerment. Before coming to Duke, Natalie worked on energy efficiency programs for a consulting firm working with large commercial and industrial customers throughout the United States.
Spark Career Event Co-Chairs
Sagar is a senior majoring in public policy with an interest in utility business model innovation and the role of the public sector in advancing clean energy development. His previous experiences include renewable energy advocacy with NCSEA, battery storage development with NextEra Energy, and energy finance assistance with the U.S. Department of Energy.