ENERGY WEEK TEAM

More than 40 students from across Duke have come together over the course of the past 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 Energy Week, Energy Conference, Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition and MBA Energy Club leads below, as well as our advisors, who we thank for their continued guidance.

ENERGY WEEK

Will Foster
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '22

 ENERGY WEEK CO-CHAIR 

Will is interested in developing renewable energy and storage projects and in guiding energy companies to use these resources strategically to benefit the grid. Prior to attending Duke, he consulted on largescale environmental contracts for utilities on the West Coast.

Panayiotis Koutsogeorgas
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '21

 ENERGY WEEK CO-CHAIR 

Panayiotis is interested in the project management and development of renewable energy sites. Prior to Duke, he worked at J.P.Morgan and wants to use his background in process analysis and project management to help lead the sustainable energy transition.

Nicole Lococo
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Master of Public Policy '21

 MARKETING CO-CHAIR 

Nicole is a second-year public policy student interested in connections between nutrition, sustainability and wellness. She served as the outreach lead for E-Week 2019, and is looking forward to this year's virtual event and connection opportunities.

Will Slap
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '22

 MARKETING CO-CHAIR 

Will is a second-year MEM/MBA candidate interested in microgrid infrastructure and renewables development. Before returning to school, he worked in television development and production in Los Angeles.

Katie Davis
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '21

 CONFERENCE CHAIR 

Katie is a third-year MEM/MBA candidate interested in grid infrastructure transformation with renewable and DER integration. Her background is in operations and project management.

Zukhruf Amjad
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Master of Environmental Management '21

 EEMCC CO-CHAIR 

Zukhruf Amjad is a second year MEM candidate who is passionate about working on policies and technologies to develop greater grid resilience and renewable integration. Prior to coming to Duke, she worked as a Process Engineer at Procter and Gamble.

Hassan Nadeem
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Master of Environmental Management '21

 EEMCC CO-CHAIR 

Hassan hopes to accelerate the clean energy transition by leveraging novel energy solutions. By utilizing his prior work experience in operations and strategy, Hassan aspires to help organizations develop innovative business models for incorporating emerging technologies as part of commercial project designs.

Emily Perry
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '22

 EEMCC CO-CHAIR 

Emily hopes to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy through a career in social impact. Utilizing her background in science, law, and bioethics, she is interested in helping organizations develop effective corporate sustainability strategies and finance renewable energy and sustainability projects.

Keith Zukowski
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Master of Business Administration '21

 EEMCC CO-CHAIR 

Keith is a second year MBA candidate interested in a career in renewable energy financing and development. Prior to coming to Duke he worked on the climate and political affairs teams at the Environmental Defense Fund. 

Akshay Krishnan
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Master of Environmental Management '21

 EIS CO-CHAIR 

Akshay is a second-year Master of Environment Management student interested in renewable project development and is currently focusing on accelerating the deployment of unconventional renewable projects through state and local governments. Prior to attending Duke, he worked on rural energy access in India. 

Ian Reichardt
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Master of Environmental Management '21

 EIS CO-CHAIR 

Ian is a second-year MEM candidate interested in utility business model innovation and energy regulation. Before coming to Duke, he worked on water access issues around hydro development in Ecuador, and at a DC-based residential solar nonprofit.

Myra Parsonnet
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Master of Public Policy ‘21

 PODCAST CO-CHAIR 

Myra is a second-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Prior to Duke, Myra worked at a solar finance company as the operations analyst. Myra recently completed a policy fellowship at the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) where she focused on solar access and energy efficiency policies.

Raphael Wineburg
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Master of Public Policy '21

 PODCAST CO-CHAIR 

Raffi is a second-year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Prior to coming to Duke Raffi worked for a residential solar finance startup in sales, marketing, and policy. Raffi loves to play golf and one day dreams of launching his own bread dough delivery business.

Akash Gulati
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '22

 SPARK CAREER EVENT CO-LEAD 

Akash is interested in energy sustainability and applying his industrial experience to accelerate the energy transition. He has a background in engineering where he developed organizational change, risk evaluation and project management experience.

Leyi Ruan
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Master of Environmental Management ’21

 SPARK CAREER EVENT CO-LEAD 

Leyi is interested in studying the global energy market trend and accelerating the energy transition. Prior to Duke, she studied Economics at both China and U.S. universities, and interned twice with UNEP on ecosystem adaptation issues.

Sagar Shah
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Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies '23

 SPARK CAREER EVENT CO-LEAD 

Sagar is a third-year undergraduate majoring in Public Policy Studies with a focus on energy and the environment. He wants to work on innovative energy policy that supports the continued growth of renewables, reduces carbon emissions, and creates an equitable and sustainable future for all.

Stefan Chen
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Master of Environmental Management '23

 TECHNOLOGY TEAM CO-CHAIR 

Stefan is a first-year MEM at Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment currently working on research to improve net load forecasting taking into account the growing residential behind-the-meter solar PV generation. Prior to Duke, he was an environmental consultant assessing property soil and groundwater condition in northern California.

Grace Fernandez
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '23

 TECHNOLOGY TEAM CO-CHAIR 

Grace Fernandez is a first-year MEM/MBA candidate. Before coming to Duke, she spent five years working in finance at consumer goods companies. She wants to apply her project management, team leadership, and financial and data analysis skills to increasing global energy access and expanding renewable energy development. 

Yash Doshi
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Master of Environmental Management ‘22

 TECHNOLOGY TEAM CO-CHAIR 

Yash is a first year Master of Environmental Management student interested in designing and analyzing sustainable solutions for for-profit organizations. Yash joined Duke’s graduate program after earning his undergraduate degree in MBA in Technology Management (Mechanical Engineering), with a specialization in Marketing. He loves to read, explore, and play soccer. He is an avid Manchester City fan.

Charlotte Navin-Weinstein 
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Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy '23

 TECHNOLOGY TEAM CO-CHAIR 

Charlotte is a sophomore undergraduate student at Duke interested in women’s rights, refugee policy, environmental justice, and creative renewable energy solutions. At Duke, she is Director of Gender of Equity on DSG, a member of Duke Energy Club, and sits on Honor Council. After Duke, she hopes to pursue Social Impact consulting before attending law school.

Davis Guebert
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '21

 CO-PRESIDENT, ENERGY CLUB 

 CO-PRESIDENT, ENERGY CLUB 

Davis is passionate about renewable energy project development and management. He intends to explore energy projects with solar, wind and storage to creatively navigate solutions to help accelerate our renewable energy transition.  

Zoe Ripecky
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Master of Environmental Management & Master of Business Administration '21

 CO-PRESIDENT, ENERGY CLUB 

Zoe is interested in a career focused on transforming the global energy system to incorporate renewables, distributed resources, and other technologies. Prior to Duke, Zoe worked at a DC-based solar energy non-profit and in Ukraine's energy sector as a Fulbright Fellow.

Advisors

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