NEWS Congratulations and best of luck to Jacob Straus — energy access Fulbright Semi-Finalist

Jacob Straus, class of UCB 2016 with an ERG Minor, has been select­ed as a semi­fi­nal­ist for a Ful­bright research grant. If award­ed the grant, he will trav­el to India to per­form a sur­vey of rur­al com­mu­ni­ties tar­get­ed by ener­gy access ini­tia­tives, includ­ing nation­al grid con­nec­tion, com­mu­ni­ty solar micro­grids and small-scale hydro.

Jacob grad­u­at­ed with degrees in Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­i­cy and Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture. He worked to imple­ment effi­cien­cy codes for the City of Berke­ley as an Ameri­Corps Fel­low in 2016–17 before being hired by the city as an Ener­gy Effi­cien­cy Spe­cial­ist. He grew up in the Hud­son Val­ley of New York and lives in Oakland.



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