Location: 323 Barrows Hall (ERG Reading Room)
Claire Danielle Tomkins, Director of Research, Carbon War Room
Claire is an expert in water and energy markets and the environment, with 10 years experience working on a broad range of environmental management issues. She has an entrepreneurial background that has led her to spend time at Silicon Valley startups and investigating energy technologies.
Tomkins recently earned her PhD in Management Science; Engineering at Stanford University (in Sept 2008), where she was one of a handful of interdisciplinary scholars in the Economics and Finance Group pioneering new market models for energy and water. At Stanford, Tomkins worked closely with top scholars in the legal, natural resource, and economics programs to create applied market models that have relevance to public utilities, financial institutions, and policy makers. She was the lead researcher on a Woods Institute EVP Grant “Economic Incentive Models for the California Water Market” as part of her doctoral work. Earlier in her career, Tomkins was recipient of a competitive National Science Foundation Fellowship.