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.