PhD Candidate in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Inspired by the pos­si­bil­ity of ecologically-bounded growth, Grace works on water and land use impacts of energy tech­nolo­gies; socially and environmentally responsible energy planning; and the role of pol­icy analy­sis in decision-making. She merges life cycle assess­ment, GIS, and opti­miza­tion meth­ods to antic­i­pate non-GHG envi­ron­men­tal impacts of elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion. Recently, she has worked with the International Renewable Energy Agency on identifying opportunities for low-impact, cost-effective wind and solar development in many countries in Africa and with the California Public Utilities Commission on California’s water-energy nexus. Grace holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources (UC Berkeley), an M.Phil. in Evolutionary Genetics/Bioin­for­mat­ics (Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge), and B.A.s in Biol­ogy and His­tory (Pomona College).

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley